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International carpet producers to meet in Gaziantep

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Middle East and North Africa Carpet World

Exhibition Profile of DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR This year marks DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR’s 20th anniversary. What began as a small exhibition has risen to the fastest growing flooring trade exhibition worldwide. As part of the DOMOTEX trade show portfolio, DOMOTEX asia/ CHINAFLOOR boosts promotion for the Asian-Pacific region by attracting industry brand names such as; Armstrong, Gerflor, KCC, Faus, Giant, Weitzer, Farrahi, Shanhua, Haima, Klumpp, Winters-teiger, and Hawk.

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55,000 industry professionals from the emerging Asian markets and 100+ other countries attend each year and have utilized the event as their ideal platform to sell their flooring products, form partnerships, locate suppliers and manufactures, and network with industry leaders.

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The 20th Anniversary Edition is expanding to 160,000 sqm exhibition

Designers look ahead to next year after fruitful four days at index 2017 4....Van de Wiele introduces a revolutionary 5....iran’s economy in march 6....Luxury Brands Carpet Show

7....Global Trade of Home Textiles to touch US$ 80 bn. by 2025 10....Oriental Weavers Introduced The Latest Carpet Collection in Honor of Zahi Hawass 10....Textile mega project in Algeria 10....ANDRITZ successfully starts up neXline needlepunch line supplied to AFITEX, France 11....Stäubli presented successfully state-of-the-art technology at Dhakatex 11....ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line for geotextiles to Manifattura Fontana, Italy 12....Shaw Industries takes over Sanquhar Tile Services 12....Balta Achieves 15.1% Revenu Growth 12....5 Events To See At DOMOTEX asia/ CHINAFLOOR 2018 14....Iranian Wool Hot Market for Handmade Carpet Manufacturers

space and 12 halls due to increasing demand from 1,500 exhibitors from 40 countries.

Hall info: Wood Flooring: (Hall E1-E3/E9-E11/T1-T7) Carpet: (Hall W1-W5) Resilient Flooring: (Halls E5-E9/T10-13) Floor Tech: (Hall E4 & E11) Opening Hours: 20 March, 2018 (Tuesday) 09:00 – 18:30

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We can not make markets to buy our products To many carpet researchers in Iran, Hussein Rezvani’s art works, make the identity of Persian carpet disappear in the world. Hussein Rezvani is not agree and he believes that in this fast changing world, if no one cares about today’s people taste, working with the same style and old designs is impossible and in order to remain in the market and the world and transfer Iranian carpets to the contemporary world, making changes into the plans fairly, must be taken into consideration. We will become more familiar with his views as follows. Mr. Rezvani, would you please tell us about yourself? I was born in 1976 in Hamburg. Having grown up in a family of carpet connoisseurs, the idea of the Persian rug as a cultural and artistic traditional object originated quite early on.

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witnesses steady rise in International carpet producers to meet in Gaziantep Exportation of machine woven carpets, a India

necessity, an opportunity

Gaziantep, the capital of machine made carpet industry, will host the world’s leading national and international brands for By: Dr. Mansour a faculty member of Textile Engineer Department Islamic Azad University of Kashan the fifth timeDiary, at DOMOTEX Turkey. Underlining the highofpotential of exhibition to be held on April 24-27, General Manager of Hannover Fairs Turkey Alexander Kühnel said, “We believe that we will make great contributions with DOMOTEX Turkey to the efforts to make Gaziantep the capital of global machine made carpet industry”.

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OMOTEX Turkey, the biggest carstronger, sector players will gain advanpet and floor covering exhibition tage in exports.With the participation of Eurasia region, is getting ready of leading companies in the carpet and to bring together national and internaflooring sector, DOMOTEX Turkey will tional brands in Gaziantep, the capital be displaying new generation products of Turkish machine made carpet indusand designs. DOMOTEX Turkey, with its try. Organized by Hannover Fairs Turkey national and international potential, in cooperation with Gaziantep Chamber will be a powerful showcase to repreof Commerce, Southeastern Anatolia sent the Turkish carpet industry in the Carpet Exporters’ Union and Gazianbest possible way.” tep Chamber of Carpet Producers and Weavers, DOMOTEX Turkey will be held Turkish carpets in the international in Gaziantep Middle East Expo Center he machine made carpet industry is a relatively arenayoung believe that such figure may easily increase to 150 million between m2 during 5 years. Therefore, initial examinations shows that field April of the 24-27. Iranian textile industry. This industry began Planning to meet interna- potentials inside the country in 1972 and continued its operations limitedly until 1992. therenational are goodand manufacturing tional companies in Gaziantep, the During the first 20 years of this industry, totally 14 manufacturwhich may well support cenexport leaps of Iranian machine woHighlighting that Turkish carpetwere indusing units of machine woven carpets established and put ven carpets. ter of Turkish machine made carpet sectry important valuea mushroom to national into adds operation. Late 1980s, growth tor, of machine DOMOTEX Turkey aims a significant woven plants in several Yazd, Taking into account consumption of roughly 65 million m2 maeconomy andbegan serves as the cities brandsuch faceas Kashan, increase in trade volume of industry. Aran & Bidgol, Mashhad … every During this period, the chine woven carpets inside the country and around per capita of Turkey withEsfahan, increased exports DOMOTEX Turkey will createwoven important region of Kashan and Aran & Bidgol surpassed other cities of rate of machine carpets of Iranians, on one hand, and year, General Manager of Hannover opportunities of establishing new the country and achieved big successes in the field of the malow rate of increase in busipopulation, on the other hand, which Fairs Turkeycarpet Alexander stated,so that chine made industryKühnel of the country, nowcontacts from prevents sudden increase ness for its exhibitors and hostin domestic demand of machine “The carpet industry of woven carpets woven carpet in Iran during the next years, the domestic conroughlyTurkish 1050 manufacturing unitsisof one machine

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of the country 850 manufacturing units operate in this region. The existence and operation of such volume of manufacturing factories of machine woven carpets caused this region to become the pole of machine woven carpets of Iran and one of the few manufacturing poles of machine woven carpets of the World.

sumption market seems to be fully saturated and it is especially important to export surplus production of this product. Such aim is completely realizable because of the following: -Splendid several-millennium background of producing and exporting Iranian handmade carpets in the World, which may contribute to the good fame of machine woven carpets in World markets. -The number of countries manufacturing machine woven carpets in the World does not exceed the number of the fingers of two hands. (Although, this shows the limited World market of this product as compared with other products, however, it has the advantage of limited number of competitors and space of World export opened to the Iranian machine woven carpets.) -There are the market of roughly 400 million people of neighbor Muslim countries and the virgin market of 100 million people of other countries such as African counties and even China and easy access of Iran to the consumption market of many ones of such countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakibuyer groups as part of stan, China, CIS countries, Oman, Yemen …

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ndia has been witnessing a steady rise in the export of handmade carpets and floor coverings since last three years. Carpet exports increased form Rs 7108.31 crore in FY13-14 to Rs 8441.95 crore in FY14-15, and then to Rs 9481.36 crore in FY15-16. In the ongoing financial year 2016-17, carpet exports have already touched Rs 5786.85 crore till October. The data on India’s carpet exports was given by Union textiles minister Smriti Irani in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha last week. The minister said that the ministry does not maintain state/UT wise export statistics. The government is implementing various schemes to improve the exports of handmade carpets and other floor coverings. These include 5 per cent Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) Scrip on exports of handmade carpets and other floor coverings. In order to increase manufacturing and exports of the carpet industry, government is planning to establish mega clusters in Bhadohi-Mirzapur and Srinagar. It also intends to set up Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) at Bhadohi. In a bid to boost the exports of the carpet industry, the government announced 3 per cent interest equalisation scheme on pre and post shipment rupee export credit with effect from April 1, 2015 for five years. Under Market Development Assistance (MDA) and Market Access Initiative (MAI) schemes of the department of commerce, the government provides financial assistance to the carpet industry for participation in fairs, exhibitions and buyer-seller meets in India and abroad. Support is provided for market study, branding, involvement in social and welfare programmes among others through Marketing Support and Service Scheme. Meanwhile, the government is imparting skill development training for carpet weaving and providing financial aid for functioning of carpet weaving training centres in the areas of Bhadohi-Varanasi-Mirzapur. Stipend is also given to the trainees. The carpet manufacturers and exporters are also benefitting with the refund of excise duties import Turkeyand thiscustom year, we willpaid alsoonhost decithrough duty drawback channel. ■ sion-makers from various groups, such

as architects, industrial designers, furniture producers, investors, hotel and shopping mall executives together with sector professionals as part of the Anatolian Delegations program organized with sector associations and unions.”

Feizy to come up up with new rugs collectionsand Throws in Jan 2017

Manufacturing annually 82 million m2 machine woven carpets, Iran is one of the 5 major manufacturers of machine woven carpets in the World. The main competitors of Iran in the World are Turkey, Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Turkey exporting around 2.5 billion dollars, and Belgium exporting roughly one billion dollars, are the biggest manufacturers and ug manufacturer Feizy has high hopes for strong designs exporters of machine woven carpets in the World, possessing and a full lineupThousands of one-of-a-kind rugs at the Point of modern andHigh traditional all by themselves more than 50% of the World market of maMarket. “We’re continuing to expand our design focus, and chine woven carpets annually exporting 5.5 billion dollars. It the introductions we’re bringing to High Point really reflect should be noted that until 5 years ago, Belgium, exporting one that,” said Cameron Feizy, a company principal. “In addition billion dollars, and Turkey, exporting 960 million dollars, alloto new hand-knotted traditional designs, we’ll be introducing catedbiggest to themselves the first and second places the global respectively players in the interinternational new easy-care collections and more contemporary designs in of exportation. However, Turkey made managed widely national arena. The industry car-to increase various constructions and materials – all with the quality Feizy the “Buyer its exportation volume to reach to roughly 2.5 billion dollars Mission Program” organized pet exports of 2 billion 165 million 689 is known for. byWorld the Ministry Economy this ofyear. -Theoflow risk of arrival damaging low price producers such per year and take from Belgium the 1st place of the exthousand dollars last year. In 2018, the as China to produce this product because of the artistic nature porter with careful planning, relying on absorption of domestic We’ll also be showcasing our fixture solutions that will help Kühnel also noted thatin the exhibition industry’s export preparing target isand 2.5executing billion encouragement of drawing machine woven carpets and its connections with and foreign capitals, our partners sell more product in less space by reducing the broke its record with 203 exhibitors last cultural tastes of every country. policies in the field of exportation, creating required infrastrucdollars. As the concept of ‘Turkish Carfootprint required to sell rugs in their showrooms.” Feizy is are exhibitors infrastructures required for developing production tures … year and 36 -There of these were pet’, which is a global brand, becomes branding its Market Square 145 ellen deGeneres to Launch of machine woven carpets in Iran up to two times the current Loloi Rugs, Pillows and Throws in Jan 2017Feizy to come up 2 capacity within the shortest possible time. From the total 82 million m machine woven carpets manufacup with new rugs collectionsand Throws in Jan 2017show-There are adequate and sufficient expert skillful forces as tured annually in Iran roughly 65 million m2 are consumed in room as “The Fall 2016 High Point Design Destination,” and well as young labor to develop this industry. domestic markets and the rest, constituting between 15 and Cameron Feizy said the company will roll out new fine and -Cultural proximities with many target countries of exporta20 percent of the total annual production of machine woven power-loomed collections as well as new catalogs plus plenty tion. carpets, is exported. The value of machine woven carpets anof product that he said can’t be found elsewhere. “Our show-This industry is non-governmental, in other words fully in the nually exported in 2014 and 2015 from Iran was 400 million room is stacked with gorgeous and unique one-of-a-kind piecprivate sector. Therefore, the production output is high, which dollars. The increasing trend of exportation of Iranian machine es, and High Point is when we really get to show them off,” may reduce cost prices of the products. woven carpets during past 5 years (2011 to 2015) from 75 milFeizy said. “Based on the conversations we’ve been having -The low exchange rate of Iranian Rial against USD and lion dollars to around 400 million dollars endorsed a great hiswith our customers, we expect to see high traffic from our therefore suitable prices in World markets and their competitorical success of this industry, because it happened exactly designer partners and are looking forward to showing them tive natures. during the severest unjust sanctions of western countries. from 10 different countries, mainly our products.” ■ carpet designs made of different ma-The Turkish and other foreign investors hesitate to invest furMiddle East and Asia. terials such as wool, silk, cashmere, ther in the carpet pole of Turkey, i.e. Ghazi Antep, because Machine woven carpets made by Iran could easily compete proximity of this region to Syrian borders and war frontiers. and penetrate into international markets, where there are no bamboo fiber and polyester will be “DOMOTEX Turkey 2018, the leading (Currently, this may be a good opportunity for Iranian and formore than 10 competing manufacturing countries and where displayed at DOMOTEX Turkey this trade fair of carpets and floor covereign investors to be ensured of more investment n the Iranian may be overwhelmed by Iranian machine woven carpets beyear. During the exhibition, hand-knotings inand Eurasia, offer the exhibitors machine woven carpet pole, i.e. Kashan Aran &will Bidgol, cause of good fame of Iranian carpets. ted carpets and rugs representing the excellent opportunities to establish and consequently considerable increase in exports.) Turkish culture, as well as textile floor On the other hand, looking again at figures and statistics, one relationships with both Turkish and inFinally, it should be noted that if aternational codified convergent promay find out that although roughly 82 million m2 machine wocoverings, resilient floor coverings, carkey players. The exhibition gram is prepared by the people of industry and policymakers ven carpets are produced in Iran, however, the fact is that on pet machinery and technology will be hosted record number of exhibitors of industries and economy of the country, it is quite likely to the basis of operation licenses issued during past years by exhibited, besides machine-made carlast year and played an important role achieve the annual exportation of one billion dollars by 2025.■ the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the actual capacity of 2 pets which have a significant share in in increase of exports in the carpet production is 120 million m . Some of experts of this industry

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o many carpet researchers in Iran, Hussein Rezvani’s art works, make the identity of Persian carpet disappear in the world. Hussein Rezvani is not agree and he believes that in this fast changing world, if no one cares about today’s people taste, working with the same style and old designs is impossible and in order to remain in the market and the world and transfer Iranian carpets to the contemporary world, making changes into the plans fairly, must be taken into consideration. We will become more familiar with his views as follows.

Mr. Rezvani, would you please tell us about yourself? I was born in 1976 in Hamburg. Having grown up in a family of carpet connoisseurs, the idea of the Persian rug as a cultural and artistic traditional object originated quite early on. After completing my business management studies, I decided to make a long desired dream come true: In 2009, I sketched my first own Persian rug collection. The idea behind my designs combines tradition with modern design standards: I have created the Persian rug of the 21st century. Here, I attach the greatest importance to maximum quality - my carpets are woven exclusively in Iran, in Isfahan where the art of the carpet weaving is at home. The designs of my Persian rugs combine classical patterns and Centuries- old symbols with contemporary color schemes which fit today’s style of interior decoration. My desire is to create something new that lasts - a carpet which touches you emotionally and complements the home. As a designer, I find inspiration for good new patterns and color variations

I think no matter what you do, innovation is a key to success. Without innovation, you cannot remain and position yourself in a changing market.

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above all in my own social environment on site in Iran, in the north of Germany or in the metropolises of this world. Many of your critics believe that your work is destroying the authentic motifs of Iran. What is your answer to these critics? To me, every carpet is a unique piece of stable value and charged with high emotionality. Made by Iranian carpet weavers in traditional craftsmanship, the Persian rugs embody a historical legacy which is provided with a new twist. Thus, modern classics originate that will remain in the family for generations. It is a matter for me, not simply of making carpets - I would like to integrate the cultural heritage of Iran into today’s living space. Here, the Persian rug is residential accessory, piece of art and collector’s item at the same time, made from the finest materials: Cork and Highland wool from Iran and pure silk from China. The carpets are not subjected to any mechanical or chemical processes, but are dyed exclusively with natural colors sustainably and environmentally friendly - because this is the only way that the natural and dynamic reflections and the lustre of the carpets can emerge. These are designs like Tabriz und Bakhtiar, which have made me as an established designer and distinctively characterize my vision. Each carpet designed by me, is a unique specimen – made in Iran, more specifically, made in Isfahan, a place which stands with carpet experts worldwide for the highest quality and traditional weaving art. Thus, I could already win various prizes for my carpets, among the rest, the Red Dot Design Award 2011 and the German Design Award 2013 for Tabriz Lilac. The Harper’s Bazaar Interiors Design Award 2015 as‚ Best Textile Brand’, as well as 2016, the Carpet Design Award for Electric Taupe. And another Carpet Design Award in 2017 for Shiraz Sabz. All models that are woven in meticulous handiwork were designed by me– the designs which are created on the computer are afterwards placed on paper by a pattern maker and serve as a template for 500 carpet weavers who are working for me. Tell us about important points you care in working, from caring to employee

Hosein Rezvani; Carpet designer

salaries to other issues? To me, it is especially important during the production that my employees in Iran work under good conditions - their income is higher than the average wage and it is always seen to it that the everyday weaving work does not exceed a certain number of hours. In my art works, exclusively the finest materials and natural colors are used and are therefore particularly sustainable. Moreover, the color system allows that a customer can get any selected pattern in his desirable colors. and desirable sizes - therefore, a bespoke carpet that meets every requirement. Finally, about 65% of my carpets are made especially according to customer specification - in Europe, Germany is the strongest market, worldwide the carpets have high popularity above all in China, Canada and the Middle East, but also the USA and Australia since this year.

offer contemporary carpets. So that is how my idea grew and I supported by my father started this journey in 2007. I think no matter what you do, innovation is a key to success. Without innovation, you cannot remain and position yourself in a changing market. Coming from economics I have learned that markets change, some faster some slower, but change always happens. I had the privilege to travel with my father when he went to buy carpets all over the world, Iran, India, Russia, US and so on… While these trips I always saw something new and that showed me that nothing remains the same. Taste and styles change. So adapting to these changes is a key to maintain and be successful long term.

The production process lasts according to size of the carpet from three to eight months, up to six artisans work on a loom at the same time. The denser the nodes are set, the more complex the work and the more precious the Persian rug becomes. The carpets are created with up to a million nodes per square metre - a unique selling point in its industry, and thus supreme craftsmanship of real value. It is the interplay of exceptional design, fair production and outstanding quality that makes my carpets a unique product on the market - into the Persian rug of the 21st Century.

Where does the combination of colors used in your works come from? Does it is in coordination of the colors used, that is, the colors used in each region, or is it the market that encourages you to use a color? I can answer this very easy. It is simply my personal taste. Every carpet that I design, every color combination you can find in my collection is made by me. It is the colors that I think fit the design. Of course, every market has their preferences but in general I design and combine the way I want to. I love to mix traditional patterns with modern colors. It’s the contemporary twist that makes my pieces timeless. It’s not only about being modern, for me it’s more important to create something that will remain trends. I am looking for a modern classic yet to be.

How did the idea of combining design and color and Iranian figure with modern design formed? Well as my roots are Iranian, I always loved traditional Persian carpets very much, my father and grandfather have been in this business, so carpets always have played a major role in our lives. After finishing university in economics in 2004, I started to work as a banker but knew right away that that wasn’t my cup of tea. So I started to work with my father and always asked myself why every other country like Nepal, India is evolving, are being innovative but Iran is not. As the markets where already shifting towards modern designs in 2005 I just could not understand why Iran does not

What are the criteria and components you need to choose the target market? I think the markets/ retailers choose what they sell. We cannot make markets buy our products. But we can provide products that we know might work. You will not find anyone who does not know Persian carpets, so Persian carpets are known worldwide. That’s why the markets love my products so much because first of all, they are made in Isfahan, Iran, so they stand for quality. Made in Iran is one of the biggest assets for carpets. So having my pieces is a unique selling point for my retailers. The combination of Made in Iran quality combined with contemporary designs just fits today’s living spaces.

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Van de Wiele introduces Exportation of machine woven carpets, a necessity, an opportunity a revolutionary new handlook carpet quality, in reed 1500 dents/m with 5 million points/m²

By: Dr. Mansour Diary, a faculty member of Textile Engineer Department of Islamic Azad University of Kashan

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ndia has been witnessing a steady rise in the export of handmade carpets and floor coverings since last three years. Carpet exports increased form Rs 7108.31 crore in FY13-14 to Rs 8441.95 crore in FY14-15, and then to Rs 9481.36 crore in FY15-16. In the ongoing financial year 2016-17, carpet exports have already touched Rs 5786.85 crore till October.

The data on India’s carpet exports was given by Union textiles minister Smriti Irani in a written reply to a question in Rajyain Figure 3: The three rapier Handlook Carpet Innovator HCiX2 machine, equipped with a Jacquard last week.with The5.000.000 minister points/m² said that the ministry not 8 capacity of 36.000 solenoids forSabha weaving carpets in reed 1500does dents/m, maintain state/UT export statistics. colour frames,wise 3m width The government is implementing various schemes to improve the exports of handmade carpets and other floor coverings. These include 5 per cent Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) Scrip on exports of handmade carpets and other floor coverings.

fter the introduction of the Hanon pile and back side is obtained. ty and less mechanical parts and wear. In order to increase manufacturing and exports of the carpet dlook Carpet Innovator HCiX2 in The programmable servo drivindustry, government is planning to establish mega clusters reed 1000 d/m 6 years ago, Vanin Bhadohi-Mirzapur and Srinagar. It also intends to set up en Smart Edges are installed unThe handlook quality in reed 1500 dewiele came up with an even higher Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) at Bhadohi. der the cumberboard for easy acdents/m carpet quality in reed 1200 d/m. Today, In a bid to boost the exports of the carpet industry, the govcess and adjustment in the width. When weaving a handlook quality in ernment announced 3 per cent interest equalisation scheme the impossible is made possible: Van de For weaving handlook carpets reed Figurerupee 4: Smart Frames with 12 servomotors on prein and post shipment export credit with effect from reed 1500 dents/m, with a density of 15 Wiele introduces the HCiX2 in reed 1500 to drive the ground heddle frames giving a April 1, 2015 for five years. 1500 d/m, Smart Frames are required. pile rows/cm, the result is a carpet with d/m, an astonishing high density carpet higher weaving efficiency and a higher quality A separate servomotor drives each of 4.500.000 (pile) points/m². If we slightly weaving machine producing handlook of carpet Under Market Development Assistance (MDA) and Market the 12 heddle frames (see figure 4). The increase the pick density to 16,6 pile rows/ carpets with up to 5 million points per Access Initiative (MAI) schemes of the department of comadvantages of150 this million system are numerous believe that such figure may easily increase to he meter. machine made carpet industry is a relatively cm, young an astonishing 5.000.000 points/ merce, the government provides financial assistance to the square 2 m field of the Iranian textile industry. This industry began during 5 years. Therefore, initial examinations shows that as all following parameters can pro- for participation in fairs, exhibitions and buycarpetbe industry m² is reached. The most common used The three rapier weave structure assures in layers, increaseSupport the efficiency. The in 1972 and continued its operations limitedly until 1992. there are good manufacturing potentials inside the country er-seller meets and abroad. is provided forbig grammed from the controller in a us- in India pile yarns are acrylic, but also yarns like a flexible carpet with of nothis warp yarnstotally vis- 14 manufacturDuring the first 20 years industry, which may well support export leaps of Iranian machine woJacquard capacities, up to more than market study, branding, involvement in social and welfare er-friendly way: weave structure, timing, polyester, are possible. The ing of machine woven were established and put bamboo,… ven carpets. ibleunits at the back side, justcarpets like hand knotprogrammes among otherssolenoids, through Marketing Support and 48.000 allow weaving qualilift, dwell,… 2x2 heddle frames are used weight of the carpet is similar to handinto a mushroom of machine Service Scheme. ties in different reed densities (from 300 ted operation. carpets. Late The 1980s, Handlook Carpet growth Inthe tight warp. This allows putting woven plants began in several cities such as Kashan, Yazd, in Taking account consumption roughly 65 million m2 malook qualities reedinto 1000 and 1200 d/m. offor novator HCiX2 is equipped with several d/m up to 1500 d/m), in different widths Aran & Bidgol, Esfahan, Mashhad … During this period, the chine woven carpets inside the country and around capita the tight warp per in two layers, leading to Meanwhile, the government is imparting skill development servomotors to produce, high efficien3mand to 5m) and different number region of Kashan and Aran &atBidgol surpassed other cities of rate of machine woven carpets of Iranians, on one hand, and carpet (from weaving providing financial aid for a higher weaving efficiency,training a betterforpile cy, country handlook ofbig superior quality. the andcarpets achieved successes in the field of the malow rate of increase in population, on the other hand, which ofweaving colours.training A new quality forareas instance functioning of carpet centres in the of height control and carpets with more The Handlook Carpet Innovator HCiX2in domestic demand of machine Bhadohi-Varanasi-Mirzapur. Stipend is also given to the trainchine made carpet industry of the country, so that now from prevents sudden increase is the reed 750 d/m, 16 colour frames. points are easyconto fold. machine roughly 1050 manufacturing units of machine woven carpets woven carpet in Iran during the next years,that the domestic ees. of the country 850 manufacturing units operate in The this region. sumption market seems to be fully saturated and it is espeThe Smart Filling Selector is driven by Handlook Carpet Innovator HCiX2 The three rapier handlook weave strucThe existence and operation of such volume of manufacturcially important to export surplus production of this product. The carpet manufacturers and exporters are also benefitting linear actuators, switching between machine is a three rapier weaving maweaving turefactories of machine woven carpets caused this ing region to with the refund of Picture excise and custom duties paid on import thick and thin fillings for the outside chine, especially developed for weavbecome pole of machine woven carpets of Iran and one Such aim is completely realizable because of the following: through duty drawback channel. ■ traditional designs, the Apart from In orderthe to weave carpets with a crystal rapiers. of The new filling handlook carpets. The machine is of the few manufacturing poles of machine wovening carpets of -Splendid several-millennium background producing and brakes and upHandlook Carpet Innovator HCiX2 fits sharp pile side and a back side with no dated a smooth the World. handmade in theprewinders World, whichguarantee may based on the exporting InnovatorIranian generation withcarpets perfectly for picture weaving. With this warp yarns visible, Van de Wiele has decontribute to equipped the good fame carpets in insertionwoven of the filling. a strong and rigid frame, with of machine 2 weave technique, a real picture is converted veloped a patented three rapier Manufacturing annually 82 million m machine woven carpets, World markets. several servomotors for increased flexiIn order to reduce the power consump-The number of countries manufacturing machine woven carIran is one of the 5 major manufacturers of machine woven to a design that can be woven on a high structure as shown in figure 1. Figuredoes 3 (see be- the tionnumber of all above pets in the World not exceed of the mentioned fingers of servomotors, carpets in the World. The main competitors of bility Iran inand theproductivity. density carpet weaving machine. The relow)Turkey shows the carpet thelimited HCiX2World machine has twoHCiX2 hands. handlook (Although, this shows the market of an energy bus. World are Turkey, Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. sult is a photo-realistic carpet with up to this product compared with other however, hasenergy flow beexporting around 2.5 billion dollars, and Belgium exporting weaving machine in reedas1500 dents/m, Inproducts, the energy bus, itthe 5 million points/m² and numerous beautheframes advantage competitors and space of roughly one billion dollars, are the biggest manufacturers with 8and colour onofalimited widthnumber of oftween the different motors is controlled. ug manufacturer Feizy has high hopes for this strong designs tiful colour effects, and with only 8 World export opened to the Iranian machine woven carpets.) exporters of machine woven carpets in the World, possessing 3m. This revolutionary handlook qualand a full lineup of one-of-a-kind rugs at the High The enhanced and reinforced HCiX2 Jac-There are the market of roughly 400 million people of neighall by themselves more than 50% of the World market of macolours on the creel. An examplePoint woven Market. “We’re continuing to expand our design focus, and itydollars. can also be Muslim woven countries on 4m width. bor and the virgin market of 100 million chine woven carpets annually exporting 5.5 billion It quard machine gives, with only one solein reed 1200 tod/m is Point shownreally in figure the introductions we’re bringing High reflect5. people of other countries such as noid African counties and even should be noted that until 5 years ago, Belgium, exporting one per harness band, the four positions The Handlook Carpet Innovator HCiX2 that,” said Cameron Feizy, a company principal. opens “In addition This innovative approach doors China and easy access of Iran to the consumption market of billion dollars, and Turkey, exporting 960 million dollars, allothat are required for three torapier weavnew hand-knotted traditional designs, we’ll be introducing is foreseen with a Smart Cutting Momany ones of such countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakicated to themselves respectively the first and second places for a potential new market: instead new easy-care The… asymmetric settings and the collections and more contemporary designs in of Figure 1: patented three rapier handlook weave tion. widely This programmable servo driven stan, China, CIS countries, Oman,ing. Yemen of exportation. However, Turkey managed to increase theand traditional designvarious materials –labour-intensive all with the quality Feizy structure for double production no visible2.5 billion unique possibility to put the pile constructions yarns its exportation volume to reachwith to roughly dollars cutting motion assures a better stabiliing of woven carpet, a photo-realistic

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From the total 82 million m2 machine woven carpets manufacwoven on a double rapier machine. The tured annually in Iran roughly 65 million m2 are consumed in three rapier technique many oth-between 15 and domestic markets and the gives rest, constituting er advantages. only the production working pile 20 percent of theAs total annual of machine woven carpets, is exported. of machine woven carpets anyarns are moving The and value the incorporated nually exported 2014 and 2015 Iran was 400 million pile yarns areinstationary, the from machine dollars. The increasing trend of exportation of Iranian machine has a higher weaving efficiency and the woven carpets during past 5 years (2011 to 2015) from 75 milcarpets have a cleaner back side. lion dollars to around 400 million dollarsMoreendorsed a great hisover, success a thickerof pile yarn can be used. torical this industry, because it happened exactly during the severest unjust of western countries. The incorporated pile sanctions yarn is perfect-

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Machine woven carpets made by Iran could easily compete of dead pile yarn. As all pile tufts go to and penetrate into international markets, where there are no the back of the carpet, pile fixation more than side 10 competing manufacturing countries and where is perfect. Thanks to three rapiers, may be overwhelmed by the Iranian machine woven carpets because good switches fame of Iranian carpets. some of colour can be made over

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-The low risk of arrival of damaging low price producers such as China to produce this product because of the artistic nature of drawing in machine woven carpets and its connections with cultural tastes of every country. -There are infrastructures required for developing production of machine woven carpets in Iran up to two times the current capacity within the shortest possible time. -There are adequate and sufficient expert skillful forces as well as young labor to develop this industry. -Cultural proximities with many target countries of exportation. -This industry is non-governmental, in other words fully in the private sector. Therefore, the production output is high, which may reduce cost prices of the products. -The low exchange rate of Iranian Rial against USD and therefore suitable prices in World markets and their competitive natures. -The Turkish and other foreign investors hesitate to invest further in the carpet pole of Turkey, i.e. Ghazi Antep, because proximity of this region to Syrian borders and war frontiers. (Currently, this may be a good opportunity for Iranian and foreign investors to be ensured of more investment n the Iranian machine woven carpet pole, i.e. Kashan and Aran & Bidgol, and consequently considerable increase in exports.)

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On the other hand, looking again at figures and statistics, one cally possible mixcontours and double Finally, it should be noted that if a codified convergent promay find out that although roughly 82 million m2 machine wopoints. When respecting some basic gram is prepared by the people of industry and policymakers ven carpets are produced in Iran, however, the fact is that on design and when usingissued the We@ of industries and economy of the country, it is quite likely to the basisrules of operation licenses during past years by Figure 2: Pile side of a handlook carpet with Figure 5: Picture of a car, woven on a HCiX2 achieve the annual exportation of one billion dollars by 2025.■ the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the actual capacity of velink Design Master, a perfect design 5.000.000 points/m² in reed 1500 dents/m, handlook carpet weaving machine in reed 1200 2 production is 120 million m . Some of experts of this industry with crystal sharp design dents/m, with 8 colours on the creel

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We’ll also be showcasing our fixturetosolutions willfits helpthe and converted a designthat that our partners sell more product in less space by reducing the weaving machine. In picture weavfootprint required to sell rugs in their showrooms.” Feizy is the 145 mostellen time consuming job is to branding its Marketing, Square deGeneres to Launch choose the picture you want to weave. Loloi Rugs, Pillows and Throws in Jan 2017Feizy to come up up with new rugs collectionsand Throws in Jan 2017showroom as “The Fall 2016 High Point Design Destination,” and Growing market carpets Cameron Feizy said the company willfor rollhandlook out new fine and power-loomed collections as well asCarpet new catalogs plus HCiX2 plenty is The Handlook Innovator of product that he said can’t be found elsewhere. “Our showa new three rapier weaving machine for room is stacked with gorgeous and unique one-of-a-kind piechandlook carpets visies, and High Pointweaving is when we really get to showwith themno off,” ble warp yarns at the backside. By using Feizy said. “Based on the conversations we’ve been having with our customers, we expect seemore high production traffic from our three rapiers,to50% is obdesigner partners and are looking forward to showing them tained than on a double rapier machine. our products.” ■

The HCiX2 machine is equipped with several servomotors for the cutting motion, the edges and the drive of the heddle frames in order to weave high quality carpets at the highest possible efficiency.

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Iran says calms returned to currency market aliollah Seif, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), said calm had returned to Iran’s currency market after a turmoil for about a month that had shot the rates of foreign currencies through the ceiling. Seif said the current calm in the market was the result of a series of emergency actions including a police crackdown on the socalled “dollar dealers” – a general term used to refer to currency speculators. On January 24, Tehran’s police arrested dozens of dollar dealers after the IRR reached above 45,000 against the USD from 37,700 in mid-2017.

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vestment in Iran. FATF suspends punitive moves against Iran until Aug The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) the global standard setting body for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism - extended a waiver for punitive measures against Iran for another six months but refused to remove the country from its blacklist. The move was taken in response to Iran’s recent measures to enact legislation barring terrorist financing and money laundering. Iran hopes that the exit from the FATF blacklist would remove one hurdle to foreign investment. This is while the

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USD banned in Iran import invoices Iran announced a ban on using the USD in invoices for imported products. The Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade made the policy operational upon a request by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI). This was in line with the country’s efforts to move away from the USD and help control the rate of the USD that rose to record highs last month. However, criticisms emerged in Iran’s media over the impacts of the move with some merchants complaining that it could complicate trade. Iran blames hostile US rhetoric for slow foreign investments Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari said the country will need to attract USD 20 bn in foreign investment in its industrial sector each year to attain an ambitious growth target of 8%. However, he indicated the country still had a difficult road ahead in attracting foreign investment when he said, “much work still needs to be done”. Shariatmadari blamed uncertainty created because of hostile US rhetoric for the slow pace of foreign in-

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critics of the government say membership in the Financial Action Task Force has not only failed to attract investment, but has instead exposed various institutions to extraterritorial regulations and penalties. Iran planning to devise own digital currency Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad Azari Jahromi said the country was working on a plan to create its own digital currency. Azari Jahromi added that a tender would be held soon to choose a contractor for the project. The move is expected to help reduce Iran’s vulnerability to the impacts of US-led sanctions. Details of the plan are still scarce, but earlier reports said Iran planned to use its projected digital currency to attract funds into Tehran Stock Exchange.

Politics Official warns Iran may quit nuclear deal A top Iranian nuclear negotiator indicat-

ed the possibility for Iran to quit a nuclear deal it has signed with world powers due to what he portrayed as “no status change”. Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s deputy foreign minister and No. 2 in nuclear talks after Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, said the deal had brought no economic benefit for Iran specifically given that banks were still shunning the Islamic Republic. Araqchi said in a speech at the Chatham House think tank in London that the current conditions for Iran would still be unacceptable even if US President Donald Trump issued fresh waivers to continue suspending sanctions on Iran. “If companies and banks are not working with Iran, we cannot remain in a deal that has no benefit for us,” he warned. urges allies to halt trade with Iran

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US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster called on Washington’s allies to halt trade with Iran. McMaster accused Iran of trying to develop its regional dominance and said it was necessary to take more forceful action to stop this. He said investments made by German firms and others were helping fund Iran’s missile program and its other activities in the Middle East. McMaster said those who invested in Iran were essentially funding activities by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard. He emphasized that Washington was aware of the investment activities of Iran’s biggest trading partners that included Russia and China, Japan, South Korea and Germany. Russia vetoes anti-Iran resolution Russia vetoed a UN Security Council reso-

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lution against Iran that could have led to cide to exit the nuclear agreement and Iran awarded a much-awaited agreedeal with the Islamic Republic. Officials new sanctions if approved. The resolution if secondary sanctions return in place,” ment to India over the management of in Washington said Mahan Air had used was drafted by Britain over Iran’s alleged it would pose a “real question” for the part of its strategic Chabahar port – a Turkish companies to purchase US-made efforts to provide arms to Houthi fighters French energy giant. move that would give India a crucial jet engines and parts in violation of ndia has been witnessing a steady rise in the export of handin Yemen. Britain argued the country had access to the markets in not only the sanctions, the Jerusalem Post reported. made carpets and floor coverings since last three years. By: Dr. Mansour Diary, faculty member Kashan violated sanctions thataban trade of armsof Textile Engineer Department of Islamic Azad University PersianofGulf region but alsoCarpet Central Asia It added that opposition could exports increased form Rs Trump’s 7108.31 crore in FY13-14 Iran eyeing major plan to export flour and military equipment. It received 11 faand beyond. The agreementtowas signed croreexpand to affect IrantoAir’s deal with AirRs 8441.95 in FY14-15, and then Rs 9481.36 crore to Iraq in FY15-16. In the bus ongoing year 2016-17, carpet vorable votes at the 15-member Council. during a visit to India by Iran’s President for financial the purchase of planes, as exwell. ports have already touched Rs 5786.85 crore till October. Iran said it was working on a plan to Hassan Rouhani. It envisages However, Russia had to eventually reject the operboost flour exports to Iraq through a ational control of Shahid Beheshti port it on grounds that it was based on “unThe data on India’sUS carpet exports was given byover UnionIran textiles Asian banks scheme that it said would be support- – phase one of Chabahar port corroborated evidence”. - to Smriti India Irani inpressing minister a written reply to a question in Rajya trade links ed through higher wheat imports from for 18 months. To the sameSabha effect,last India week. The minister said that the ministry does not state/UT wise export statistics. Russia. The deal would involve import- would invest USD 87 mn inmaintain Bloomberg said in a report that US enthe project. The government is implementing various schemes to improve Other Topics ing around 100,000 tonnes of Russian This would be part of a total investment forcers are reportedly targeting lenders the exports of handmade carpets and other floor coverings. wheat per month for private millers who in South Korea, Taiwan, and China over of USD 2 bn that India would make in Total says Iran project progressing well These include 5 per cent Merchandise Exports from India would then produce flour for exports to their Iran ties in a campaign meant Iran’s port and rail projects. Scheme (MEIS) Scrip on exports of handmade carpets and to despite US threats Iraq, the local media reported. Kaveh strangle financial transactions with the other floor coverings. French energy giant Total said a project Zargaran, the secretary general of the Islamic Republic. It said South Korea’s to develop a major Iranian gas field was In orderBoeto increase manufacturing exports Bank of the of carpet Iran Federation of Food Industry Associ- Officials say Trump set to oppose Woori Bank andand Industrial Korea ‘progressing well’ despite US threats of industry, government is planning to establish mega clusters ing deal with Iran ations, said talks were still underway beare being sued for allegedly transferring in Bhadohi-Mirzapur and Srinagar. It also intends to set up new sanctions on Iran. Total chief Patrick tween related parties in Tehran and Mos- US administration officials were quoted USD 1Technology bn of Iranian from escrow Indian Institute of Carpet (IICT)funds at Bhadohi. Pouyanne told Le Monde that his comcow, adding that he expected the deal to in a report as saying they had obtained accounts. Those accounts reveIn a bid to boost the exports of the carpet industry,held the govpany was already consulting with French ernment 3 per centIranian interest oil equalisation scheme be finalized within the next few months. new evidence that Iran’s Mahan Airannounced had nues from exports and could and European authorities over protectpre and post shipment rupee export credit frombeviolated sanctions, addingonthat Presibe used for purchase ofwith localeffect goods ing its investments in Iran, in case there April 1, 2015 for five years. dent Donald Trump was planning to use cause Iran was cut off from the global was a resumption of sanctions. He also Iran awards deal over Chabahar port this to torpedo a Boeing plane purchase financial system, Bloomberg Under Market Development Assistance (MDA) andadded. Market emphasized that if the Americans “decontrol to India Access Initiative (MAI) schemes of the department of com-

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believe that such figure may easily increase to 150 million he machine made carpet industry is a relatively young merce, the government provides financial assistance to the m2 during 5 years. Therefore, initial examinations shows that field of the Iranian textile industry. This industry began carpet industry for participation in fairs, exhibitions and buyin 1972 and continued its operations limitedly until 1992. there are good manufacturing potentials inside the country er-seller meets in India and abroad. Support is provided for During the first 20 years of this industry, totally 14 manufacturwhich may well support export leaps of Iranian machine womarket study, branding, involvement in social and welfare ing units of machine woven carpets were established and put ven carpets. programmes among others through Marketing Support and into operation. Late 1980s, a mushroom growth of machine Service Scheme. woven plants began in several cities such as Kashan, Yazd, Taking into account consumption of roughly 65 million m2 maTheperMiddle & North Africa Carpet & Textile Newsletter Aran & Bidgol, Esfahan, Mashhad … During this period, the chine woven carpets inside the country and around capita East Meanwhile, the government is imparting skill development region of Kashan and Aran & Bidgol surpassed other cities of rate of machine woven carpets of Iranians, on one hand, and Volume | Issue | Marchand 2018 training3 for carpet5weaving providing financial aid for the country and achieved big successes in the field of the malow rate of increase in population, on the other hand, which functioning of carpet weaving training centres in the areas of www.menacarpetnews.com chine made carpet industry of the country, so that now from prevents sudden increase in domestic demand of machine Bhadohi-Varanasi-Mirzapur. Stipend is also given to the trainroughly 1050 manufacturing units of machine woven carpets woven carpet in Iran during the next years, the domestic conwww.kohantextilejournal.com ees. of the country 850 manufacturing units operate in this region. sumption market seems to be fully saturated and it is espeThe existence and operation of such volume of manufacturcially important to export surplus production of this product. The carpet manufacturers and exporters are also benefitting Special Issue of KOHAN JOURNAL forof DOMOTEX 2018 ing factories of machine woven carpets caused this region to with the refund excise and asia/CHINAFLOOR custom duties paid on import 21 March, ACCENTS, HOSSEINrealizable REZbecome the 2018 pole of(Wednesday) machine woven carpets of Iran and oneH.O.C. SuchDESIGN, aim is completely because of the following: through duty drawback channel. ■ of the few manufacturing poles of machine wovenVANI, carpets of VALADAN, -SplendidNEW several-millennium of producing Behnam and 09:00 – 18:30 LILA MOON, RUG background EDITORIAL Ghasemi the World. exporting Iranian handmade carpets in the World, which may STAR, SAMAD, TUFENKIAN, WOOL & Info@kohanjournal.com 22 March, 2018 (Thursday) contribute to the good fame of machine woven carpets in SILK, and ZOLLANVARI. Manufacturing 09:00 – 15:00annually 82 million m2 machine woven carpets, World markets. ADVERTISING andcarSALES -The number manufacturing machine woven Iran is one of the 5 major manufacturers of machine woven “After a successful show ofincountries 2017, CreCommercial Director Zhang Hua pets in the World does not exceed the number of the fingers of (China) carpets in the World. The main competitors of Iran in the ative Matters two is excited to return to DOSales Manager (USA) Navid Hadiashar hands. (Although, this shows the limited World market of World are Turkey, Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Turkey MOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR”, says Carol Luxury around Brands Show Sale Manager Ali Yazdani this product as compared with other products, however,International it has exporting 2.5Carpet billion dollars, and Belgium exporting Sebert, President and Founder of the the advantage of limited number of competitors and space of roughly one billion dollars, are the biggest manufacturers and The Extravagance of Carpet ug manufacturer Feizy has high hopes for strong designs to the Iranian machine woven carpets.) exporters of machine woven carpets in the World, Toronto possessing basedWorld firm.export Our opened contemporary GRAPHIC DESIGN Negar and a Kohan full lineup of one-of-a-kind rugs at the High Point The DOMOTEX asia/CHINAFLOOR team -There are market of roughly people of neighall by themselves more than 50% of the World market of madesigns are suitable forthe residential and 400 million Market. “We’re continuing to expand our design focus, and Graphic Asistant Farshad Soltani and COVER Magazine are thrilled to bor Muslim countries and the virgin market of 100 million chine woven carpets annually exporting 5.5 billion dollars. It corporate interiors spanning modern the introductions we’re bringing to High Point really reflect farshadsoltani@hotmail.com people of other countries such as African counties and even should be noted that until 5 years ago, Belgium, exporting one announce the second edition of the cuthat,” said Cameron Feizy, a company principal. “In addition to classic perfect theofmix China and easy for access Iran to the consumption market of billion Turkey, exportingand 960 demillion dollars, allo- settings, MEDIA rated dollars, Luxury and Brands exhibition to new hand-knotted traditional designs, we’ll be introducing of traditional and ones contemporary stylessuch as Iraq, many of such countries Afghanistan, Pakicated to themselves respectively the first and second places Media Coordinators MENA Carpet News signer carpet collection taking place in new easy-care collections and more contemporary designs in China, CIS countries, Oman, Yemen … of exportation. However, Turkey managed to increase widely sought after stan, in Asia. Creative Matters’ various constructions and materials – all with the quality Feizy Shanghai March 20th-22nd, VIPs, its exportation volume to reach 2018. to roughly 2.5 billion dollars design aesthetic and ethical production, is known for. invited guests, and Belgium international jour- of the World ex- -The low risk of arrival of damaging lowDISTRIBUTION Mahboobeh Ghayedi price producers such per year and take from the 1st place along with the high quality of the rugs as China to produce this product because of the artistic nature porter relying marquee on absorption of domestic nalistswith cancareful visit planning, the signature we make, are of a great fit in formachine this large andcarpets and its connections with We’ll also be showcasing our fixture solutions that will help drawing woven and foreign capitals, preparing16andrenowned executing encouragement in Hall-W5, presenting CONTACTS our partners sell more product in less space by reducing the market, andtastes the ‘Luxury Brands’ cultural of every country. policies in the field of exportation, creating requireddynamic infrastructh sell rugs in their showrooms.” Feizy is carpet design firms who indulge visitors footprint required Head Office Unit 2, 2to Floor, Yazdanpanah Street,Resalat -There areto infrastructures required for developing production tures … pavilion is a great way give attendees branding its Market Square 145 ellen Tehran, deGeneres to Launch with a variety of extravagant products. 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From the total 82 million m machine woven carpets manufacup with new rugs collectionsand Throws in Jan 2017show-There are adequate and sufficient expert skillful forces as tured annually in Iran roughly 65 million m2 are consumed in finest hand-made rugs with the goal of room as “The Fall 2016 High Point Design Destination,” and well as young labor to develop this industry. domestic the rest, constituting and Turkey Office Trumpsaid Towers Mecidiyekoy Yolu attractingmarkets buyersand as well as industry pro-between 201815Carpet Delegation Cameron Feizy the company will roll outCad. newNo:12 fine and -Cultural proximities with many target countries of exporta20 percent of the total annual production of machine woven Kule 2. Sisli / Istanbul fessionals interested in collaborating on power-loomed collections as well as new catalogs plus plenty visitors alike) are excited tion. carpets, is exported. 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ome textiles, a major segment of overall textile industry, offers a wide range of categories such as furnishing fabrics, curtains, carpets, table covers, kitchen accessories, madeups, bedspreads, bath linen, and other home furnishings. The US and Europe are the biggest consumers constituting 60% of the home textiles imports, while nations like India, China and Pakistan are among key suppliers. Carpets form the largest sub-segment in home textiles followed by bed-linen.

Maintaining a share of 6% globally In 2016, global textile and apparel trade stood at US$ 743 billion, while share of other categories such as fibre, yarn, fabric has decreased, home textiles has maintained its share of 6% over the past 5 years. In 2016, the global home textiles trade was at US$ 47 billion and it has been growing at a CAGR of 0.2% since the year 2012. Carpets were the top traded category at US$ 14 billion. While table linen, furnishing and carpets have been growing at a negative CAGR of 5%, 2% and 1% respectively, bath/ kitchen linen has shown the maximum positive CAGR of 3% and an increase in share of 1% too. Growing Exports to Markets The top 10 importing nations contribute to approx. 80% of the home textiles market. EU-28 is the largest market for home textiles with a share of 36% and import value of US$ 17 bn. This is followed by USA with import value of US$ 11 bn. and a share of 24%. Japan, Canada, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Russia, India and Thailand constitute the top markets for global home textiles. Thailand has emerged as a market for home textiles in the last five years with a CAGR of 22% but at a small base value. Japan being third largest market for home textile is declining with a CAGR of 6% over a period of 5 years due to economic downturn and demographic issues. Russia facing the similar issues has shown a downfall 18% thus losing ranks in the list of major markets but is expecting some growth going forward. Thriving Asian Suppliers The top 10 suppliers -China, India, Turkey, Pakistan, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, USA, Portugal and Poland- have 80% share in world’s major suppliers. China has the maximum share at 39% with US$ 18 bn. followed by India at 11% with US$ 5 bn. 7

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Poland has emerged as a supplier for home textiles in the last five years with a CAGR of 4.6% but at a small base value. India with growth rate of 4%, has increased its world share from 9% to 11% in the past 5 years. China has remained almost stagnant with a CAGR of 0.2%, while countries such as USA, Belgium and Germany have a negative growth rate.

Soaring demand for household products and growing consumer awareness have made home textiles a lucrative business segment in the global textile industry. Various growth drivers are pushing this demand to an all-time high. producer) and Dicitex (Fifth largest furnishing fabrics producer) are based in India. These companies cater to both international and domestic market. Indian Markets and Future Growth Opportunities Home textiles exports from India have been expanding in major markets including USA and EU-28. Out of the total US imports, 25% are from India. A major growth trend is visible in UAE with a CAGR of 13% from 2012.

The Booming Indian Trade India is widely perceived and acknowledged for its variety and exquisite designs in home textiles. The current Indian home textiles market is in a sweet spot as India’s share in the global exports continues to increase, furthering penetration into major markets. India is not only one of the biggest supplier but also one of the largest consumer of home textiles. Major players such as Welspun India (third largest towel producer), Trident (largest terry towel

One of the major factors driving growth is flourishing home textiles market in the Asian economies such as China, India, Thailand, etc. Though the major consumer base still exists in USA and European markets but an increasing trend of household purchases is also visible in these Asian economies due to a flourishing housing market and rapidly growing middle class.

China is increasingly importing home textiles from India especially curtains (18%), blankets (18%), carpets (16%) and bed linen (17%). Similarly, UAE has also emerged as a significant market for Indian home textiles with carpets having a 58% share. This may be attributed to the traditional carpet weaving industry in India that has a niche in manufacturing carpets and furnishing. Secondly, fashion sensitivity towards household furnishing has increased as fast-fashion has hit not only the apparel market but the home market as well. Home fashion has become a separate segment as consumer consciousness towards high quality living has increased. To cater to the increased demand, the number of retailers entering the home textiles market is also increasing. From IKEA to H&M Home, big brands are entering the thriving market to tap the big opportunity and take advantage of the prevailing environment. Moreover, the advent of E-commerce in the segment is further making the market even more competitive and with the increasing number of websites, the marketplace is also experiencing growth.

There has been a structural shift in the dynamics of the global home textiles trade as Indian companies have gained advantage over the Chinese counterparts. Indian companies have become competitive in the home textile exports market, leveraging the gap created by the rising labour cost in China and availability of raw material. Also, Indian organizations are cost competitive due to economies of scale, world class manufacturing facilities, product innovation and quality. Trends Driving the Future Growth Globally w w w. m e n a c a r p e t n e w s . c o m

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Fuelling the market growth, research and development in the home textiles segment has been immense. Modern lifestyle involves a lot of stress and sleep deprivation and thus, innovation in sleep technology and finishes such as microbial, anti-mist, herbal, etc. are the future of home textiles. It can be readily said that going forward, the home textiles trade will grow at a rate of 6%. Further, the home textiles segment has become increasingly competitive and only cost driven organizations delivering product quality and customer satisfaction can survive in this cost-driven market scenario.

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Exportation of machine woven carpets, a necessity, an opportunity By: Dr. Mansour Diary, a faculty member of Textile Engineer Department of Islamic Azad University of Kashan

India witnesses steady rise in carpet exports

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ndia has been witnessing a steady rise in the export of handmade carpets and floor coverings since last three years. Carpet exports increased form Rs 7108.31 crore in FY13-14 to Rs 8441.95 crore in FY14-15, and then to Rs 9481.36 crore in FY15-16. In the ongoing financial year 2016-17, carpet exports have already touched Rs 5786.85 crore till October. The data on India’s carpet exports was given by Union textiles minister Smriti Irani in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha last week. The minister said that the ministry does not maintain state/UT wise export statistics. The government is implementing various schemes to improve the exports of handmade carpets and other floor coverings. These include 5 per cent Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) Scrip on exports of handmade carpets and other floor coverings. In order to increase manufacturing and exports of the carpet industry, government is planning to establish mega clusters in Bhadohi-Mirzapur and Srinagar. It also intends to set up Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) at Bhadohi. In a bid to boost the exports of the carpet industry, the government announced 3 per cent interest equalisation scheme on pre and post shipment rupee export credit with effect from April 1, 2015 for five years.

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he machine made carpet industry is a relatively young field of the Iranian textile industry. This industry began in 1972 and continued its operations limitedly until 1992. During the first 20 years of this industry, totally 14 manufacturing units of machine woven carpets were established and put into operation. Late 1980s, a mushroom growth of machine woven plants began in several cities such as Kashan, Yazd, Aran & Bidgol, Esfahan, Mashhad … During this period, the region of Kashan and Aran & Bidgol surpassed other cities of the country and achieved big successes in the field of the machine made carpet industry of the country, so that now from roughly 1050 manufacturing units of machine woven carpets of the country 850 manufacturing units operate in this region. The existence and operation of such volume of manufacturing factories of machine woven carpets caused this region to become the pole of machine woven carpets of Iran and one of the few manufacturing poles of machine woven carpets of the World.

Manufacturing annually 82 million m2 machine woven carpets, Iran is one of the 5 major manufacturers of machine woven carpets in the World. The main competitors of Iran in the World are Turkey, Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Turkey exporting around 2.5 billion dollars, and Belgium exporting roughly one billion dollars, are the biggest manufacturers and exporters of machine woven carpets in the World, possessing all by themselves more than 50% of the World market of machine woven carpets annually exporting 5.5 billion dollars. It should be noted that until 5 years ago, Belgium, exporting one billion dollars, and Turkey, exporting 960 million dollars, allocated to themselves respectively the first and second places of exportation. However, Turkey managed to increase widely its exportation volume to reach to roughly 2.5 billion dollars per year and take from Belgium the 1st place of the World exporter with careful planning, relying on absorption of domestic and foreign capitals, preparing and executing encouragement policies in the field of exportation, creating required infrastructures … From the total 82 million m2 machine woven carpets manufactured annually in Iran roughly 65 million m2 are consumed in domestic markets and the rest, constituting between 15 and 20 percent of the total annual production of machine woven carpets, is exported. The value of machine woven carpets annually exported in 2014 and 2015 from Iran was 400 million dollars. The increasing trend of exportation of Iranian machine woven carpets during past 5 years (2011 to 2015) from 75 million dollars to around 400 million dollars endorsed a great historical success of this industry, because it happened exactly during the severest unjust sanctions of western countries. Machine woven carpets made by Iran could easily compete and penetrate into international markets, where there are no more than 10 competing manufacturing countries and where may be overwhelmed by Iranian machine woven carpets because of good fame of Iranian carpets. On the other hand, looking again at figures and statistics, one may find out that although roughly 82 million m2 machine woven carpets are produced in Iran, however, the fact is that on the basis of operation licenses issued during past years by the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the actual capacity of production is 120 million m2. Some of experts of this industry

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believe that such figure may easily increase to 150 million m2 during 5 years. Therefore, initial examinations shows that there are good manufacturing potentials inside the country which may well support export leaps of Iranian machine woven carpets. Taking into account consumption of roughly 65 million m2 machine woven carpets inside the country and around per capita rate of machine woven carpets of Iranians, on one hand, and low rate of increase in population, on the other hand, which prevents sudden increase in domestic demand of machine woven carpet in Iran during the next years, the domestic consumption market seems to be fully saturated and it is especially important to export surplus production of this product. Such aim is completely realizable because of the following: -Splendid several-millennium background of producing and exporting Iranian handmade carpets in the World, which may contribute to the good fame of machine woven carpets in World markets. -The number of countries manufacturing machine woven carpets in the World does not exceed the number of the fingers of two hands. (Although, this shows the limited World market of this product as compared with other products, however, it has the advantage of limited number of competitors and space of World export opened to the Iranian machine woven carpets.) -There are the market of roughly 400 million people of neighbor Muslim countries and the virgin market of 100 million people of other countries such as African counties and even China and easy access of Iran to the consumption market of many ones of such countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, CIS countries, Oman, Yemen … -The low risk of arrival of damaging low price producers such as China to produce this product because of the artistic nature of drawing in machine woven carpets and its connections with cultural tastes of every country. -There are infrastructures required for developing production of machine woven carpets in Iran up to two times the current capacity within the shortest possible time. -There are adequate and sufficient expert skillful forces as well as young labor to develop this industry. -Cultural proximities with many target countries of exportation. -This industry is non-governmental, in other words fully in the private sector. Therefore, the production output is high, which may reduce cost prices of the products. -The low exchange rate of Iranian Rial against USD and therefore suitable prices in World markets and their competitive natures. -The Turkish and other foreign investors hesitate to invest further in the carpet pole of Turkey, i.e. Ghazi Antep, because proximity of this region to Syrian borders and war frontiers. (Currently, this may be a good opportunity for Iranian and foreign investors to be ensured of more investment n the Iranian machine woven carpet pole, i.e. Kashan and Aran & Bidgol, and consequently considerable increase in exports.)

Under Market Development Assistance (MDA) and Market Access Initiative (MAI) schemes of the department of commerce, the government provides financial assistance to the carpet industry for participation in fairs, exhibitions and buyer-seller meets in India and abroad. Support is provided for market study, branding, involvement in social and welfare programmes among others through Marketing Support and Service Scheme. Meanwhile, the government is imparting skill development training for carpet weaving and providing financial aid for functioning of carpet weaving training centres in the areas of Bhadohi-Varanasi-Mirzapur. Stipend is also given to the trainees. The carpet manufacturers and exporters are also benefitting with the refund of excise and custom duties paid on import through duty drawback channel. ■

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ug manufacturer Feizy has high hopes for strong designs and a full lineup of one-of-a-kind rugs at the High Point Market. “We’re continuing to expand our design focus, and the introductions we’re bringing to High Point really reflect that,” said Cameron Feizy, a company principal. “In addition to new hand-knotted traditional designs, we’ll be introducing new easy-care collections and more contemporary designs in various constructions and materials – all with the quality Feizy is known for. We’ll also be showcasing our fixture solutions that will help our partners sell more product in less space by reducing the footprint required to sell rugs in their showrooms.” Feizy is branding its Market Square 145 ellen deGeneres to Launch Loloi Rugs, Pillows and Throws in Jan 2017Feizy to come up up with new rugs collectionsand Throws in Jan 2017showroom as “The Fall 2016 High Point Design Destination,” and Cameron Feizy said the company will roll out new fine and power-loomed collections as well as new catalogs plus plenty of product that he said can’t be found elsewhere. “Our showroom is stacked with gorgeous and unique one-of-a-kind pieces, and High Point is when we really get to show them off,” Feizy said. “Based on the conversations we’ve been having with our customers, we expect to see high traffic from our designer partners and are looking forward to showing them our products.” ■

Finally, it should be noted that if a codified convergent program is prepared by the people of industry and policymakers of industries and economy of the country, it is quite likely to achieve the annual exportation of one billion dollars by 2025.■

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ANDRITZ successfully starts up Exportation of machine woven carpets, a neXline needlepunch line supnecessity, an opportunity plied to AFITEX, France By: Dr. Mansour Diary, a faculty member of Textile Engineer Department of Islamic Azad University of Kashan

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NDRITZ has successfully started up a complete neXline needlepunch line at AFITEX, Champhol, France.

The line processes several types of raw materials, such as polypropylene, recycled bulk continuous filament as well as virgin bulk continuous filament, and produces needlepunched felts for geotextiles.

The scope of supply included all of the machines from opening and blending to end-of-line with profiling capabilities. This line uses proven ANDRITZ equipment such as: • an opening and blending unit APC 1500 • an aXcess carding machine with a width of 2.5 m • a crosslapper Profile P325

India witnesses steady rise in carpet exports

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ndia has been witnessing a steady rise in the export of handmade carpets and floor coverings since last three years. Carpet exports increased form Rs 7108.31 crore in FY13-14 to Rs 8441.95 crore in FY14-15, and then to Rs 9481.36 crore in FY15-16. In the ongoing financial year 2016-17, carpet exports have already touched Rs 5786.85 crore till October.

AFITEX has specialized in drainage, • two A50 needlelooms with the innovaThe data on India’searth carpet retaining, exports wasand givenlining by Union textilesfor systems tive Zeta drafter minister Smriti Iranimore in a written reply to a question in than 20 years and is nowRajya one of This order demonstrates Sabha the last strong week. The minister said that the ministry does not the global leaders in these geosynthetic maintain export statistics. partnership between ANDRITZ andstate/UT AFI- wise activities. With references intoEurope, The government is implementing various schemes improveAfTEX. AFITEX operates an ANDRITZ neerica, the Middle East, and North Amerthe exports of handmade carpets and other floor coverings. dlepunch line in Algeria, which enabled These include 5 per Merchandise fromofIndia ica,cent AFITEX covers a Exports wide area applithem to become the leading geotextiles Scheme (MEIS) Scrip on exports of handmade carpets public and cations, including construction, producer in North Africa. other floor coverings. works, landfill, and mining engineering. In order to increase manufacturing and exports of the carpet industry, government is planning to establish mega clusters in Bhadohi-Mirzapur and Srinagar. It also intends to set up Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) at Bhadohi. In a bid to boost the exports of the carpet industry, the government announced 3 per cent interest equalisation scheme on pre and post shipment rupee export credit with effect from April 1, 2015 for five years.

Textile mega project in Algeria

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It was a long way before BRÜCKNER was joint venture between the stateUnder Market Development Assistance (MDA) and Market awarded the contract for the supply, inowned Algerian companies Access Initiative (MAI) schemes of the department of combelieve that suchoffigure may easily increase to 150 million heGroupe machineC&H, madeTEXALG, carpet industry is a relatively young merce, the government provides financial assistance to the stallation and commissioning so many SNTA and m2 during 5 years. Therefore, initial examinations shows that field of the Iranian textile industry. This industry began carpet industry for participation in fairs, exhibitions and buythe Turkish Group TAY with more than machines for there dry finishing. The coordiin 1972 and continued its operations limitedly until 1992. are good manufacturing potentials inside the country er-seller meets in India and abroad. Support is provided for team for themay project was selectforty of20experience the textile Duringyears the first years of thisin industry, totally 14 nation manufacturwhich well support export leaps of Iranian machine womarket study, branding, involvement in social and welfare ed very result was a highly area, founded to build of the ing units of machine wovenone carpets werebigestablished and carefully. put ven The carpets. programmes among others through Marketing Support and into operation. Lateof 1980s, a mushroom growthexperienced of machine and competent crew, comgest textile mills the world. Service Scheme. woven plants began in several cities such as Kashan, Yazd,the Taking account consumption of roughly 65 million m2 mapiled with aim tointo select the suppliers Aran & Bidgol, Esfahan, Mashhad … During this period, the chine woven carpets inside the country and around per capita Meanwhile, the government is imparting skill development according to many different criteria and regionmega of Kashan and Aran & Bidgol surpassed cities of rate of machine woven carpets of Iranians, on one hand, and training for carpet weaving and providing financial aid for This project comprises several other always for rate the highest standards. the country and achieved big successes in the field of the striving malow of increase in population, on the other hand, which functioning of carpet weaving training centres in the areas of stages which will be realized within the chine made carpet industry of the country, so that now from prevents sudden increase in domestic demand of machine Bhadohi-Varanasi-Mirzapur. Stipend is also a given to the trainproducts and highest possible energy efdivided into a Denim, non-Denim and Firstcarpets of all, the technological next years. project has far-reaching roughly 1050The manufacturing units of machine woven woven carpet in Iranconcept, during the next years, the domestic conees. ficiency. In and addition, the team focused a knitwear section. The machinery in the individual specificaand multi-purpose aims: Algeriaunits shalloperate be- inthe of the country 850 manufacturing thisnumber region. and sumption market seems to be fully saturated it is espeon the available local service as well as questionand areexporters complete, fullybenefitting integrated The existence and operation of such of volume manufacturcially important to export of this product. of the required machines had tosurplus be production come as independent as possible the of tions The carpet manufacturers are also ing factories of machine woven carpets caused this region to on fast and flexible after sales services. production lines for the production with the refund of excise and custom duties paid on importof chosen. Many meetings and a compretextile imports in medium terms and this become the pole of machine woven carpets of Iran and one Such aim is completely realizable because of the following: through duty drawback channel. ■ 12 million trousers, 6 million shirts and hensive exchange of opinions and expeproject will create a great number of jobs. of the few manufacturing poles of machine woven carpets of -Splendid several-millennium background of producing and in dry finishing BRÜCKNER was chosen 12 million t-shirts each year. The scope riences led to an optimization of specifithe World. exporting Iranian handmade carpets the World, as in best optionwhich in allmay the above menOn a ground of about 2.500.000 sqm of supply comprises several stenters, cations. On thecontribute one hand, the good machines to the fame of machine woven carpets in tioned points and could convince the and with an investment volume of 2 sanfor ranges, thermosol dyeing and Manufacturing annually 82 million m machine woven World markets. carpets, should allow an easy operation and on coordinators with acarlong-lasting and 800.000.000 vertically struc-The number of countries manufacturing machine woven Iran is one of USD, the 5several major manufacturers of machine woven highly flexible Denim finishing lines. the other hand they have to be able to cooperation tured textile plants willThe be built the next ofoffer pets in the World does not exceedreliable the number of the fingers in of the past. As carpets in the World. main incompetitors Iran in the All these machines are custom-made many possibilities for automation, two hands. (Although, this shows family-owned the limited Worldand market of World are Turkey, Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Turkey family-run company years, specializing in various categories and are provided with many options. quality controlthis andproduct remoteasmaintenance. compared with other products, however, it has and confidence exporting around 2.5 billion dollars, and Belgium exporting BRÜCKNER imparts trust of textile end products. What is especialthe advantage of limited number of competitors and space of roughly one billion dollars, are the biggest manufacturers and in a faithful cooperation in future, too. TheFeizy preparations to for realize next ug manufacturer has high hopes strong the designs selection World of possible machine suply great isofthat the new company export opened to the Iranian machine woven carpets.) exporters machine woven carpets is in going the World,The possessing and a full lineup of one-of-a-kind rugs at the High Point stage, which comprises the production pliers was made according to three to have also a huge internal service and -There are the market of roughly 400 people neighall by themselves more than 50% of the World market of maThemillion first step ofofthe project has been Market. “We’re continuing expand are our already design focus, of hometotextiles, underand way. bor Muslim countries and the virgin market of 100 million main criteria: quality of the training centre for annually many new workers. chine woven carpets exporting 5.5 billion dollars. It productivity,

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should be noted that until 5 years ago, Belgium, exporting one billion dollars, and Turkey, exporting 960 million dollars, allocated to themselves respectively the first and second places of exportation. However, Turkey managed to increase widely its exportation volume to reach to roughly 2.5 billion dollars per year and take from Belgium the 1st place of the World exporter with careful planning, relying on absorption of domestic and foreign capitals, preparing and executing encouragement policies in the field of exportation, creating required infrastructures …

people of other countries such as African counties and even China and easy access of Iran to the consumption market of many ones of such countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, China, CIS countries, Oman, Yemen …

Oriental Weavers Introduced -The low risk of arrival of damaging low price producers such as China to produce this product because of the artistic nature The Latest Carpet Collection of drawing in machine woven carpets and its connections with cultural tastes of every country. in Honor of Zahi Hawass -There are infrastructures required for developing production

the introductions we’re bringing to High Point really reflect that,” said Cameron Feizy, a company principal. “In addition to new hand-knotted traditional designs, we’ll be introducing new easy-care collections and more contemporary designs in various constructions and materials – all with the quality Feizy is known for.

We’ll also be showcasing our fixture solutions that will help our partners sell more product in less space by reducing the footprint required to sell rugs in their showrooms.” Feizy is branding its Market Square 145 ellen deGeneres to Launch Loloi Rugs, Pillows and Throws in Jan 2017Feizy to come up up with new rugs collectionsand Throws in Jan 2017showroom as “The Fall 2016 High Point Design Destination,” and Cameron Feizy said the company will roll out new fine and power-loomed collections as well as new catalogs plus plenty of product that he said can’t be found elsewhere. “Our showroom is stacked with gorgeous and unique one-of-a-kind pieces, and High Point is when we really get to show them off,” Feizy said. “Based on the conversations we’ve been having with our customers, we expect to see high traffic from our asdesigner Gobelinpartners tap- and diaare andlooking Iran, markets long renowned forward to showing them for floor coverings, expertise in hand-woven rugs. The group our products.” ■

of machine woven carpets in Iran up to two times the current capacity within the shortest possible time. From the total 82 million m2 machine woven carpets manufac-There are adequate and sufficient expert skillful forces as tured annually in Iran roughly 65 million m2 are consumed in r. Zahi Hawass gave the introducDr. Zahi Hawass. Reflecting the history well as young labor to develop this industry. domestic markets and the rest, constituting between 15 and tory speech at the opening cereand culture of Egypt, this special collec-Cultural proximities with many target countries of exporta20 percent of the total annual production of machine woven mony for the launch of Oriental tion is like an invitation to the beauties tion. carpets, is exported. The value of machine woven carpets an-This industry is non-governmental, in other words fully in the nually exported in 2014 and collection 2015 from Iran was 400 million Weavers’ new carpet “The of the country. private sector. Therefore, the production output is high, which dollars. The increasing trend of exportation of Iranian machine Pharaoh”. The ceremony took place in Established in 1979 Mr.prices Mohamed may reducebycost of the products. woven carpets during past 5 years (2011 to 2015) from 75 milHanover, Germany, on January 12th, as Farid Khamis, a leading Egyptian -The low exchange rate ofenIranian Rial against USD and lion dollars to around 400 million dollars endorsed a great hispart success of Domotex 2018. therefore suitable prices World markets and theirlines competitorical of thisExpo industry, because it happened exactly trepreneur and industrialist, the incomgin business such tive natures. during the severest unjust sanctions of western countries. pany has grown under his leadership estries, upholstery and Oriental Weavers Group is one of the -The Turkish and other foreign investors hesitate to invest furto become one of the largest and fastand Axminster world’swoven largest carpet, rugbyand ther in the carpet pole of Turkey, i.e. Ghazi Antep, carpets because targeting the hosMachine carpets made Iran related could easily compete est-growing machineofmade rug and car- borders pitalityand andwar luxury residential and comraw materials Based in Cairo, proximity this region to Syrian frontiers. and penetrate intoproducers. international markets, where there are no pet manufacturers in the world. (Currently, this may be a good opportunity for Iranian and formercial markets. more than 10 competing manufacturing countries and where the group has manufacturing facilities in eign investors to be ensured of more investment n the Iranian may be overwhelmed by Iranian machine woven carpets bethree countries and distributes its prodOriental Weavers continues to invest This diversified machine woven carpet pole, in i.e. Kashan and Aran &product Bidgol, mix has not only cause of good fame of Iranian carpets. ucts in more than 130 countries worldexpanding itsand capacity and ability to ser- increase expanded the group’s reach in the textile consequently considerable in exports.) wide. Thehand, company Domotex On the other lookingattended again at figures and statistics, onegrowing global rugs and carpet vice the sectors, but has also lessened its expoGermany withalthough its huge stand82where it2 machine Finally, it should be noted that if a codified convergent promay find out that roughly million m womarket, and has diversified beyond its sure to petroleum-related market risks. gram is prepared by the people of industry and policymakers ven carpets are produced in Iran,by however, the fact is that on kept impressing the visitors the qualicore leadership in machine-woven, tuftIn recent years, Oriental Weavers’ opof industries and economy of the country, it is quite likely to the of operation issued during years by ty basis and variety of its licenses collections. This year pasted and needle-punched rugs, mats and erations have also grown to include the achieve the annual exportation of one billion dollars by 2025.■ the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the actual capacity of there was a new launch 2 of the latest colcarpets. This diversification has seen the highest quality handmade rugs, made in production is 120 million m . Some of experts of this industry

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has also signed partnership agreements with Tommy Bahama and Pantone.

In addition to these end products, Oriental Weavers’ vertically integrated operating structure includes production throughout the rugs, mats and carpets value chain. Oriental Weavers subsidiaries extrude, spin and dye the fibers and yarns that are primary components of the carpets that the group distributes across the global market.

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Stäubli presented successfully state-of-the-art technology at Dhakatex

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his year again, the Dhakatex organisers could, after a less frequented opening day, register a satisfying number of visitors to the trade fair held from 8 - 11 February in Dhaka. Thus the importance of this trade fair has once again been underlined. Many investors and weavers demon-

strated their interest in Stäubli automatic weaving preparation solutions and shedding solutions for frame and Jacquard weaving which they could discover at several places on the fairground. “The high interest in our products does perfectly reflect the ongoing prosper investment activity in the country”, says Mr Legler, Sales & Marketing manager of the

weaving preparation solutions at Stäubli. At the Spintex Technology SA (Stäubli agent) booth visitors could learn more about Stäubli values, and especially our aim to make customers getting out the maximum of their machinery, our tailor made trainings, technical support and the availability of our spare parts even years after purchase. They could experience the latest generation of automatic drawing-in machines of the SAFIR line as well as the TOPMATIC 201 warp tying machine processing a cotton warp for denim, installed on its solid TPF tying frame. This proven ensemble offers long service lives and leads with its precise operation to short idle times during the warp change and to more meters of first quality fabrics. At the same booth a Stäubli cam motion could be seen. Weaving with this kind of cam motion assures gentle warp treatment, and the fully integrated levelling device prevents from overstretching the warp and avoids start-up marks, thus weavers can easily produce high quality fabrics.

Important presence of Stäubli shedding solutions at the fairground The S3060 electronic rotary dobby, part of the latest S3000/S3200 series was presented in operation. Worldwide this machinery series is renowned for its reliability and adaptability. It is compatible with weaving machines made by all the major makers. Weavers can choose among several models the one perfectly adapted to their requirements. Jacquard weavers could discover the SX electronic Jacquard machine (format 2688 with 2340 hooks) performing on a rapier weaving machine producing labels. Adaptable to all types of air jet, rapier, and water jet machines, the SX Jacquard machine produces excellent results in the form of flat, terry or technical fabrics, in formats up to 2688 hooks. In a total, trade fair visitors could get a nice overview on must-haves of the Stäubli product range, which can support them facing the challenging market demands thanks to more productivity and longevity.

ANDRITZ to supply a complete needlepunch line for geotextiles to Manifattura Fontana, Italy

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NDRITZ has received an order from Manifattura Fontana, based in Valstagna, Italy, and part of the Belgian technical textile company Sioen Industries, to supply a neXline needlepunch eXcelle line for the production of geotextiles.

Start-up of the line is scheduled for October 2018. The scope of supply includes all of the machines from opening and blending to an automatic packaging system. The line incorporates cutting-edge ANDRITZ technologies and equipment, such as: • a TCF-X high-capacity chute feed ca-

pable of processing long staple fibers • an eXcelle card with 3.5 m working width • the state-of-the-art ProDyn and Isolayer systems for weight evenness • high-speed needlelooms with the innovative Zeta drafters to fine-tune tensile strength parameters and boost the pro-

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duction capacity for lightweight fabrics. For the first time in Italy, the line will feature air-through bonding capabilities in combination with calendering. It is targeted to become the most productive line in Europe. Manifattura Fontana joined Sioen Industries, a publicly listed Belgian company specialized in technical textile solutions, in 2016. It has been manufacturing nonwoven geotextiles from synthetic fibers for nearly 50 years and is developing new solutions and improved products for separation, filtration, protection, drainage, and reinforcement. Manifattura Fontana is a leading company in the global geotextile markets and provides its customers with added-value geotextiles for many applications, such as the construction of roads, railways, reservoirs, dams, and tunnels, as well as for earthworks, foundations, erosion control, drainage, waste disposal, or containment. w w w. m e n a c a r p e t n e w s . c o m

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Shaw Industries takes over Exportation of machine woven carpets, a Sanquhar Services necessity,Tile an opportunity

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By: Dr. Mansour Diary,carpet a faculty member Islamic Azad University of Kashan cotland-based tile manu-of Textile and Engineer importantDepartment carpet tileofmanufactur-

facturer Sanquhar Tile Services (STS) is now part of Shaw Industries, the largest carpet tile manufacturer in North America which supplies carpet, resilient, hardwood, tile, stone and laminate flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and commercial markets. STS’ acquisition expands Shaw’s carpet tile footprint. The acquisition complements Shaw’s carpet tile manufacturing facilities in Cartersville and Adairsville, Georgia, USA, and in Nantong, China. Scotland-based STS, a long-established

er in the UK, will continue to serve its customers as part of Shaw’s commercial flooring division. STS’ established and experienced leadership team and associates will continue to operate the busines with manufacturing capabilities from tufting through cutting – as part of Shaw.

Shaw, founded 50 years ago, and STS, which has been manufacturing carpet tile for 45 years, share cultures of innovation, service and long-tenured, experienced associates. “This acquisition positions Shaw as a global carpet tile provider,” said Vance

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ndia has been witnessing a steady rise in the export of handmade carpets and floor coverings since last three years. Carpet exports increased form Rs 7108.31 crore in FY13-14 to Rs 8441.95 crore in FY14-15, and then to Rs 9481.36 crore in FY15-16. In the ongoing financial year 2016-17, carpet exports have already touched Rs 5786.85 crore till October.

The data on India’s carpet exports was given by Union textiles minister Smriti Irani in a written reply to a question in Rajya week. The minister said that investment the ministry does notwill Bell, chairman and CEO ofSabha Shaw.last“STS “Shaw’s continued in STS state/UT wise export statistics. will be an important part maintain of our comensure that we are poised to advance The government is implementing various schemes to improve mercial business, and we will make subour position in the market and to prothe exports of handmade carpets and other floor coverings. stantial capital investmentsThese to enhance videcent ourMerchandise people withExports rewarding include 5 per from careers India and modernise their operations. as we focus even more heavily SchemeWe’re (MEIS) Scrip on exports of handmade carpetson andadother floor coverings. proud to count STS associates among vanced manufacturing techniques that

the 22,000 individuals at Shaw who are allow us to best meet current and future In order to increase manufacturing and exports of the carpet working to create a better future for our customer needs,” said Frank Williamson, industry, government is planning to establish mega clusters customers, our communities, our commanaging director at intends STS. to set up in Bhadohi-Mirzapur and Srinagar. It also pany and each other.” Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) at Bhadohi.

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In a bid to boost the exports of the carpet industry, the government announced 3 per cent interest equalisation scheme on pre and post shipment rupee export credit with effect from April 1, 2015 for five years. Under Market Development Assistance (MDA) and Market Access Initiative (MAI) schemes of the department of commerce, the government provides financial assistance to the carpet industry for participation in fairs, exhibitions and buyer-seller meets in India and abroad. Support is provided for market study, branding, involvement in social and welfare programmes among others through Marketing Support and Service Scheme.

m2 during 5 years. Therefore, initial examinations shows that field of the Iranian textile industry. This industry began in 1972 and continued its operations limitedly until 1992. there are good manufacturing potentials inside the country During the first 20 years of this industry, totally 14 manufacturwhich may well support export leaps of Iranian machine woing units of machine woven werefruitestablished and putdesign ven carpets. he 20th anniversary of carpets the event’s 16 carpet firms who indulge visiinto operation. Late 1980s, a mushroom growth of machine ful campaign and to celebrate, the extors with a variety of new, extravagant woven plants began in several cities such as Kashan, Yazd, Taking into account consumption of roughly 65 million m2 mahibition reintroduces a variety of events products. Luxury Brands is co-organized Aran & Bidgol, Esfahan, Mashhad … During this period, the chine woven carpets inside the country and around per capita Meanwhile, the government is imparting skill development to promote business in all&flooring sectors. other andcities sponsored bymachine COVERwoven Magazine. region of Kashan and Aran Bidgol surpassed of rate of carpets of Iranians, on one hand, and training for carpet weaving and providing financial aid for the country and achieved big successes in the fieldThe of the ma- renowned low rate ofdesigners increase injoining population, on the other hand, which world functioning of carpet weaving training centres in the areas of chine made carpet industry of the country, so thatthe now from prevents increase in domestic demand of machine Bhadohi-Varanasi-Mirzapur. Stipend is also given to the trainpavilion in 2018 sudden are: AMADI CARroughly 1050 manufacturing units of machine woven carpets woven carpet in Iran during the next years, the domestic con1) InnovAction Flooring Campaign ees.more, all ramics, plastics, woods, and 5) WPC Decking–Hosted Buyer Program PETS, ARIANAsumption RUGS, market ART RESOURCES, of the country 850 manufacturing units operate in this region. seems to be fully saturated and it is espeThe InnovAction high-profile displays unvarying in texture, structure, resistance, CC-TAPIS, CREATIVE MATTERS, EDELGRWPC decking professionals The existence and operation of such volume of manufacturcially important to export surplus production of this product. The carpet manufacturers and exporters are alsointerested benefitting in veilfactories the industry’s future, market leading UND, FRENCH ACCENTS, H.O.C. DESIGN, weight, and acoustics. ing of machine woven carpets caused this region to new business partners China with the refund of finding excise and custom duties paid on in import products CARPET, WOOD, andcarpets RESIL-of Iran become theinpole of machine woven and oneREZVANI, Such aim completely realizable HOSSEIN LILAis VALADAN, NEW because of the following: through duty drawback channel. ■ are welcome to apply as a VIP for the of the few manufacturing poles of machineexwovenMOON, carpets RUG of STAR, -Splendid several-millennium of producing and IENT flooring. InnovAction pavilion SAMAD, TUFENKIAN, background WPC Buyers Delegation. For this half-day 4) in cadex the World.are automatically enrolled in the exporting Iranian handmade carpets the World, which may hibitors WOOL & SILK,contribute and ZOLLANVARI. program, 15 international buyers will to the good fame of machine in geared toward cadex is woven a 2-daycarpets platform 2018 Top-10 Best Products Competition 2 be selected for personalized meetings Manufacturing annually 82 million m machine woven carpets, World markets. providing global architects and flooring during theofshow an on-site audience -The number of countries manufacturing machine woven carIran is one the 5so major manufacturers of machine woven and business match-making with up to Materia experts a meeting placeofto exchange ideas of 55,000+ attendees canmain cast competitors their vote of 3) pets in the World does not exceed the number of the fingers carpets in the World. The Iran in the 50 WPC decking exhibitors from China, andlimited best World practices. In of2017, over 4,000 Materia is thetwo one-stop shop to see hands. (Although, thisand shows the market World are Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Turkey for their favoriteBelgium, products. InnovAction including China’s top decking exportthismaterials product asthat compared products, however, exporting around billion dollars, Weekly and Belgiumeven exporting people attended theit has educational confertouch the makewith up other is sponsored by2.5 Floor Covering ers; SENTAI, NEWTECHWOOD, VIDAR, advantage limited used number ofences competitors and space of roughly one billion dollars, are the biggest manufacturers and ofthe to update themselves on the “DNA” the finishedofgoods Magazine (FCW). ugcurrent manufacturer Feizy has high hopes for strong designs SUNSHIEN, FORESTAR, LESCO-KINGFA, World export opened to the Iranian machine woven carpets.) exporters of machine woven carpets in the World, possessing in our office buildings and homes. This events and discover ways to collaborate and a full lineup of one-of-a-kind rugs at the High Point -There are the market of roughly 400 million people of neighall by themselves more than 50% of the World market of maZHENGYUAN, HELONG, FURISEN, &and XINMarket. “We’re continuing to expand our design focus, on future projects in the Asian-Pacific Repopular showcase, originally from the bor Muslim countries and the virgin market of 100 million chine woven carpets annually exporting 5.5 billion dollars. It FENG. Contact Mr. Lawrence Zhang to 2) Luxury Brands the introductions This year’s and conference talking points we’re bringing to High Point really reflect Netherlands, offers ofan abundant people other countries presuch as gion. African counties even should be noted that until 5 years ago, Belgium, exporting one submit application to become a WPC that,” said Cameron Feizy, an a company principal. “In addition VIPs and invited guests exporting can visit960 Luxury and easy Iran to the market of billion dollars, and Turkey, million dollars, allowillconsumption cover “Creative Workspaces”. view of overChina 300 types of access metals,of ceto new hand-knotted traditional designs, we’ll be introducing decking hosted buyer. many ones of such countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakicated to themselves respectively the first and second places Brands, a distinct display area presenting new easy-care collections and more contemporary designs in stan, China, CIS countries, Oman, Yemen … of exportation. However, Turkey managed to increase widely various constructions and materials – all with the quality Feizy its exportation volume to reach to roughly 2.5 billion dollars is known for. -The low risk of arrival of damaging low price producers such per year and take from Belgium the 1st place of the World exas China to produce this product because of the artistic nature porter with careful planning, relying on absorption of domestic We’ll also be showcasing our fixture solutions that will help of drawing in machine woven carpets and its connections with and foreign capitals, preparing and executing encouragement our partners sell more product in less space by reducing the cultural tastes of every country. policies in the field of exportation, creating required infrastrucfootprint required to sell rugs in their showrooms.” Feizy is -There are infrastructures required for developing production tures … branding its Market Square 145 ellen deGeneres to Launch of machine woven carpets in Iran up to two times the current Loloi Rugs, Pillows and Throws in Jan 2017Feizy to come up 2 capacity within the shortest possible time. From the total 82 million m machine woven carpets manufacup with new rugs collectionsand Throws in Jan 2017show-There are adequate and sufficient expert skillful forces as tured annually in Iran roughly 65 million m2 are consumed in room as “The Fall 2016 High Point Design Destination,” and well as young labor to develop this industry. domestic markets and the rest, constituting between 15 and Cameron Feizy said the company will roll out new fine and -Cultural proximities with many target countries of exporta20 percent of the total annual production of machine woven collections as wellof asour newcontinued catalogs plus plenty he Balta Group announced a revorganic growth of 9.8%. The increase in is a result investments from the U.S. sales force power-loomed and architects tion. carpets, is exported. The value of machine woven carpets anof product that he said can’t be found elsewhere. “Our show-This industry is non-governmental, in other words fully in the nually exported in 2014 and 2015 from Iran was 400 million enue increase of 15.1% to €333.9 raw material purchase prices observed in innovation and new product collecand design community inroom Q4 2017. is stacked with gorgeous and unique one-of-a-kind piecprivate Therefore, the production output is high, which dollars. The increasing trend of exportation Iranianduring machine million ($400.83 million) for of the the first halfsector. did not have a signifof our es, and High Point istions wheninweall really get todivisions. show themOver off,” the The company remains committed to lowcost prices of the products. woven carpets during past 5 years (2011 to 2015) from 75 milfirst half of 2017. Organic growth inicant impactmay onreduce financial performance. last months, we have also made Feizy said. financing the “Based refi- on the conversations we’ve been havingclear -The low exchange rate of Iranianering Rial its against USD costs and through lion dollars to around 400 million dollars endorsed a great hiswith our customers, we expectwith to see traffic from creased 6.1% and was driven by business Organic and mergers and acquisitions progress thehigh integration of our our retherefore suitable prices in World markets and competitorical success of this industry, because it happened exactly nancing oftheir a portion of the 7.75% Senior designer partners and are looking forward to showing them (+12.9% organicunjust growth) and of commergrowth havetive been partially offset by the cent U.S. acquisition, Bentley Mills. We natures. during the severest sanctions western countries. Secured Notes (SSN). During Q3 2017, ■a our products.” -The Turkish other foreignofinvestors hesitate to invest furcial business (+7.8% organic growth). adverse impact of the and depreciation anticipate continued headwinds from total of €33.9 million ($40.67 million) of ther in the carpet pole of Turkey, i.e. Ghazi Antep, because Machine woven carpets made by(completed Iran could easilythe compete The acquisition of Bentley British pound. higher raw material prices and curthe SSN been redeemed and proximity of this region to Syrian borders andwill warhave frontiers. and penetrate into international markets, where there are no at the end of Q1 2017) contributed to rency impacts. We have implemented Thewhere company reportsthis that the replaced by a new term loan ma(Currently, may be integraa good opportunity for Iranian and senior formore than 10 competing manufacturing countries and revenues as of April 2017, and accountand continue to implement mitigating tion ofbeU.S.-based Bentleyto isbeon track.ofInmoreturing eign investors ensured investment n the Iranian may be overwhelmed by Iranian machine woven carpets September 2020 at a margin of ed for an additional 10.1% growth. actions which include price increases, machineand woven carpet pole, i.e. Kashan Aran & Bidgol, cause of good fame of Iranian carpets. June 2017, Bentley modulyss jointly 1.4%,and reducing annualized interest exand consequently considerable increase in exports.) new product introductions and lean inishowcased their products for the first penses by €2.1 million ($2.52 million). On the other hand, looking again at figures and statistics, one tiatives, which will restore our margins Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, time at NeoCon in Chicago. A selected am pleased to announce this first set of Finally, it should be noted that if a “I codified convergent promay find out that although roughly 82 million m2 machine woon the mid-term. Based on our H1 2017 depreciation, and amortization (EBITproducts cho- of industry gram is prepared by were the people policymakers ven carpets are produced in Iran, however, the fact number is that onof modulyss resultsand since our IPO last June,” said Tom performance and the current outlook DA) increased by 11.1% to €46.5 based their European style and of industries and economy of the country, it is quiteCEO likely the basis of operation licenses issued million during pastsen years by on Debusschere, oftoBalta. “We executfor H2, we remain confident that we will achieve the annual exportation dollars by 2025.■ the Ministry million) of Industry, Mine Trade, the actual capacity ($55.77 with anand adjusted EBITappeal of to U.S. customers. The companyof oneedbillion on our strategy of growth, both or2 production is 120 million m . Some of experts of this industry achieve our objectives for the full year.” DA margin of 13.9% and an underlying reports that revenues should be seen

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Exportation of machine woven carpets, a necessity, an opportunity

India witnesses steady rise in carpet exports

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ndia has been witnessing a steady rise in the export of handmade carpets and floor coverings since last three years. Carpet exports increased form Rs 7108.31 crore in FY13-14 to Rs 8441.95 crore in FY14-15, and then to Rs 9481.36 crore in FY15-16. In the ongoing financial year 2016-17, carpet exports have already touched Rs 5786.85 crore till October.

By: Dr. Mansour Diary, a faculty member of Textile Engineer Department of Islamic Azad University of Kashan

The data on India’s carpet exports was given by Union textiles minister Smriti Irani in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha last week. The minister said that the ministry does not maintain state/UT wise export statistics. The government is implementing various schemes to improve Mohammad Javad Ebrahimi Khodaee; Sahand Textile Co. the exports of handmade carpets and other floor coverings. These include 5 per cent Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) Scrip on exports handmade carpets he textile industry is struggling with many problems in Iran. If we want to prioritize the industries, the overall modernization ofofthis will come first;and other floor coverings. nevertheless, comparing the value of the Iranian Rial to Euro or Dollar, each textile factory will cost an arm and a leg to renew itself depending

Iranian Wool Hot Market for Handmade Carpet Manufacturers

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directly on its sale. If textile entrepreneurs do not have acceptable economic justification for renovation, they will certainly not be able to take In order to increase manufacturing and exports of the carpet action to upgrade their factories, and it will gradually destroy the industry, turning them to importer of textile products. Such circusmtances industry, government is planning to establish megarun clusters counter to self-sufficiency and No-Import policy. To make textile factories involved in the productioninof raw materialsand and accessories for carpet Bhadohi-Mirzapur Srinagar. It also intends to set up Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) at Bhadohi. industry in Iran lucrative business, two points should be considered which are briefly discussed below.

In a bid to boost the exports of the carpet industry, the government announced 3 per cent interest equalisation scheme on pre and post shipment rupee export credit with effect from law required the tax-payers to proexport. April 1, 2015 for fivethe years.

Hand-woven Carpets Endangered

ever, it has a smaller customer base due mar this industry and its vide their seasonal deals in detail with to the use of low-quality short fibers that Under Market Development Assistance (MDA) and Market as are poorly matted during dyeing, weavthe buyer’s complete specifications Introduction Recommendation Access Initiative (MAI) schemes of the department of specificompart of the tax-payers’ or, more ing, and maintenance. The semi-worsted believe that such figure may easily increase to 150 million he machine made carpet industry is a relatively young merce, the government provides financial assistance to the There are always a range of prices in Undeniably, to improve the quality of cally, producers’ obligations. Although, system, which takes up a5large part of the initial m2 during field of the Iranian textile industry. This industry began years. Therefore, examinations shows that carpet industry for participation in fairs, exhibitions and buyall commodities, which are essentially yarn, sheep be sheared before some avoid it bySupport using such tools asfortax can deliver with manufacturing acceptable potentials in 1972 and continued its operations limitedlymarket, until 1992. there yarn are good insideshould the country er-seller meets in India and abroad. is provided affected by a variety of options includslaughter in slaughterhouses. During the first 20 years of this industry, totally 14 manufacturwhichafter-sales may well support export leaps of Iranian machine woevasion or fake national quality with fewer problems. market Such study, branding, involvement in socialcode and purchase, welfare ing units the price of raw materials, of machine woven carpetsfinished were established and put ven wool can be well-priced programmes and bring amongsome othersothers through Support andobHand-spinning yarn,carpets. which is used in some doMarketing not escape it and into operation. 1980s, acosts, mushroom growth of machine Service Scheme. product costs,Late transport taxes, even little profit to dairy farmers. On serve the law. On the other hand, regparts of Iran, holds certain advantages and woven paid plantsby began in several cities Yazd, Taking into account consumption of roughly 65 million m2 maduties the government, etc.such At aas Kashan, the other hand, the problem of mixing istering customers’ specifications (which disadvantages which is on the verge of exAran & Bidgol, Esfahan, Mashhad … During this period, the chine woven carpets inside the country and around per capita Meanwhile, the government is imparting skill development store, this is theand customers who decide theontanned wool be solved confidential information) continction low of production and lack of of with region of Kashan Aran & Bidgol surpassed other citiesdue of torate machine woven carpets Iranians, one hand, and willtraining for carpet are weaving and providing financial isaida for which price fitsbig them and the theother yarn hand, will be more functioning productive. the country andrange achieved successes in the field of the ma-justification. low rate of increase in population,and on the which stant source of worry. Consumers might economic of carpet weaving training centres in the areas of price vital forofcompetition chine difference made carpetisindustry the country, so that now from prevents sudden increase in domestic demand of machine Moreover, state supervisionBhadohi-Varanasi-Mirzapur. on use of Stipend also given to the trainrefuses to shareistheir national code and roughly manufacturing units of machine woven Iran during the domestic conOur carpets discussionwoven here carpet will bein focused onthe next ees. in the 1050 market for all manufacturers. theyears, soluble oils in spinning and a ban specifications to salesmen, and if the of the country 850 manufacturing units operate inthe thissemi-worsted region. sumption market seemsmeto be fully saturated and it is espesystem requiring on materials such as gasoline will also salesman does not record customers’ inThe existence and operation of such volume of manufacturcially important to export surplus production of this product. In the market, there are some who are The carpet manufacturers and exporters are also benefitting dium to large factories. In Iran’s market, significantly enhance the quality of the formation, they are morepaid inclined to him ing factories of machine woven they carpets this region to with the refund of excise and custom duties on import quality-oriented; therefore, trycaused to some irreparable damage produced. In the pastthrough few years, become the pole of machine woven carpets of Iran andare oneinflicting Such aim is completely realizable yarn because of the following: than to others. In a sense, if salesmen duty drawback channel. ■ produce stuff with better raw materithe yarn mixing several-millennium it with tanning background of the few manufacturing poles of machine woventocarpets of by -Splendid of producing and Industries of the Association of Textile comply with the tax law, their customers als and a the World. more reasonable price, and exporting Iranianinstead handmade in the World, which may wool and using gasoline of carpets the East Azerbaijan Province has begun will be less than those who do not do so. some who are quantity-oriented and the good woven carpets in spinning oils. contribute Currently,tothese typesfame of of machine the necessary measures for pre-slaugh2 Manufacturing million m gain markets. machine carpets, seek to breakannually market82price and a woven yarns are also World known as “gasoline yarn” ter sheep shearing, -The number of countries manufacturing machine wovenyet car-with the lack of Iran is of onecustomers of the 5 major manufacturers woven range at any rate. In theof machine Conclusion at the market. and pets in the World does not exceed support the number of appreciation the fingers of of the authorcarpets in the World. The main competitors of Iran in the meantime, some customers who cantwo hands. (Although, shows ities, the limited of Interestingly, World are Turkey, Belgium, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Turkey Compliance with the minimum stanit didWorld not market continue. Soluble oils used in spinning are this volanot recognize or bad stuffandfallBelgium this product as compared with other products, however, it has exporting aroundgood 2.5 billion dollars, exporting dards for these two important issues some provinces that are not so active tile and washed off during dying provictim to billion money-lovers always the advantage of limited number of competitors and space of roughly one dollars, areand the biggest manufacturers and i.e. textile industry of designs the main in textiles like Ilam have been forcug manufacturer Feizy has high hopesas forone strong while gasoline remains in thetoyarn World export opened the Iranian machine woven carpets.) exporters of machine carpets in theatWorld,cess, possessing set the criterion ofwoven purchase being and a full lineup of one-of-a-kind rugs at the High Point industries and handmade carpet which ing pre-slaughter sheep shearing, but with ofitsmabad smell, even dyeing. -There are theafter market of roughly 400 million people of neighby themselves thanthis 50%disadvanof the World market aalllow price. Of more course, Market. “We’re continuing to expand our design focus, and is a well-known handicraft in the name provinces such as the East Azarbaijan, bor Muslim and the virgin market of 100 million chine woven carpets annually exporting 5.5 billion dollars. Itcorrosive Gasoline effectcountries on tanning tage is often seen in many customers. the introductions we’re bringing to High Point really reflect people of other countries such as African counties and even should be noted that until 5 years ago, Belgium, exporting one of Iran, is undeniable. In addition, reviswhich are considered important carmaterials causes the thread of carpet said Cameron Feizy, a company principal. “In addition China and easy access of Iran to pet-producers, the consumption have market of yetthat,” billion dollars, and Turkey, exporting 960 million dollars, allothe value addedwe’ll tax be Actintroducing for the curnot taken serito break up or the so-called “sleep of to new hand-knotteding traditional designs, many ones of such countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakicated to themselves respectively the first and second places rent conditions of the Iranian economy ous action due to Unions bureaucracy. new easy-care collections and more contemporary designs in Handmade theTurkey largest sourceto increase the carpet”. chemicals in theOman, Yemen … stan, China, CISused countries, of exportation.Carpet: However, managed widely The various constructions and materials – all with the quality Feizy is a vital requirement. Unless the govof revenue processing its non-oil exportation volumeintoIran reach to roughly 2.5 billion dollars of wool tanning are harmis known for. ernment solves these two problems, -The low risk Furthermore, of arrival of damaging low price producers such per year andintroduction, take from Belgium place ex- environment. fulWorld to the With this let the us 1st take a of the Tax Law as China to produce this product because of the artistic nature porter with careful planning, relying on absorption the of domestic this industry and national capital will be combination of yarn with gasoline look at the market for the largest nonWe’ll also be showcasing our fixture solutions that will help of drawing in machine woven carpets its connections with has and foreign capitals, preparing and executing encouragement Theand Iranian government recently deteriorating; not onlybywill its export, in handmade cultural carpetstastes is notofconsidered our partners sell more product in less space reducing the oil revenue our country-handevery country. imposed new tax laws creating policies in thesource field of in exportation, creating required infrastrucinapprobut also its domestic sales reduce. footprint required to sell rugs in their showrooms.” Feizy is It healthy for salespeople and end-users. made -There are infrastructures required for developing production tures … carpet. Nowadays, with the priate pretexts considered to be major branding its Market Square 145 ellen deGeneres to Launch cannot be denied that handmade carSome dyers who are sometimes forcedin Iran up to two times the current of machine woven carpets growth of foreign currencies and the Loloi Rugs, Pillows and Throws in Jan 2017Feizy to come up barriers to production, especially in the 2 pets are a source of income for many capacity withinfor theeconomshortest possible time. From the total million m to manufacuse these types of yarns reduction of 82 imports of machine foreign woven wool,carpets with new rugs collectionsand Throws in Jan 2017showtextile industry, affecting allup production -There are adequate and tured annually in Iran roughly 65 million m2 are consumed in use people, including the lower strata of ic reasons perfumes in the finalsufficient expert skillful forces as room as “The Fall 2016 carpet-weavers and textile businessHigh Point Design Destination,” and well as young labor to develop thiscategories. industry. It could be said that the “Valdomestic markets and the rest, constituting between 15 and society. This commodity is considered stages to remove the bad smell, yet afCameron Feizy said the company will roll out new fine and es are more inclined to the traditional -Cultural proximities with many target countries of exporta20 percent of the total annual production of machine woven ue Added Tax Act” was virtually a pretext to be an essential element of plenty non-oil power-loomed collections as well as new catalogs plus ter the first wash it is almost gone and and, of course, somewhat forgotten, tion. carpets, is exported. The value of machine woven carpets anfor raising taxes. Some customers also of product that he said can’t be found elsewhere. “Our showexport of Iran and is what our counsmell-This of the carpet rises. industry is non-governmental, in other words fully in the nually exported in 2014 and from Iran wasthe 400bad million Iranian wool market. The2015 competitive is stacked withtry gorgeous andof. unique one-of-a-kind avoid buying certain carpetsroom by comparis proud Wherever in thepiecworld private sector. Therefore, the production output is high, which dollars. The increasing trend of exportation of Iranian machine market for Iranian wool is currently es, and High Point is when we really get to show them off,” Unfortunately, factories that operate ing prices. There are two main obstacles may reduce cost prices of the products. woven carpets during past 5 years (2011 to 2015) from 75 milhandmade carpets exist, the reputation growing up at a steady rate, yet one Feizy said. “Based on the conversations we’ve been having on the-The outskirts of the central low exchange rate of Iranian Rial regard. against First, USD handmade and lion dollars to around 400 million dollars endorsedmainly a great hisin this carpets Iranian will high brighten. with our customers,ofwe expectart to see traffic from our has tosuccess take account the fact that the therefore suitable prices in World markets and their competitorical of this of industry, because it happened exactly region of Iran, especially the Isfahan are seen as artistic handicrafts thus designer partners and are looking forward to showing them quality of severest yarn plays a major role ofinwestern the countries. natures. during the unjust sanctions province, havetive been able to absorb cusnot subject to value addedourtax, while ■ In the present paper, the problems of the products.” and other foreign investors hesitate to invest furdurability and quality of handmade carspinning industry and also handmade tomers with a-The veryTurkish low cost, producing spinning, ther in the carpet pole of Turkey, wool-washing, i.e. Ghazi Antep, becausedyeing and raw Machine woven carpets made by Iran could easily compete pet and mere interest-seeking will put carpets were briefly reviewed. It is not theseare types threadsofand even wool are subject to this employing region to Syrian materials, borders and war raw frontiers. and penetrate into international markets, where there no ofproximity carpet-weavers and domestic/foreign easy to review all the problems of the teximmigrant workers with (Currently, this maylow be apaygood opportunity for Iranian and formore than 10 competing manufacturing countriesillegal and where value added tax. The end users will pay buyers at a disadvantage. arewoven ment. eignsuch investors to bewith ensured investment n the Iranian tile industry and it will not fit into a short may be overwhelmed by IranianThere machine carpetsObviously, becarpets this of more taxes on the value added by relying on various yarn fame spinning systems in the machine pole, i.e. Kashan and Aran & Bidgol, cause of good of Iranian carpets. article; however, if only one step further type of yarn will have woven a verycarpet low durahandicraft exemption law. Weavers also and consequently considerable increase in exports.) production market. Currently, there can be taken to solve the problems, it will bility and quality which causes serious do not regard it obligatory to pay taxes On the other hand, looking again figures and statistics, one are three widespread types ofatspinning be considered a success. Recent years 2 damage to domestic and foreign conbuyingconvergent their ownproyarn. Meanwhile Finally, it should be noted that if on a codified may find out that although roughly 82 million m machine wosystems: woolen, semi-worsted, and named for economic actions indicate the sumers. On the other hand, handmade gram is prepared by the people ofwool, industry and policymakers ven carpets are produced in Iran, however, the fact is that on spinning, dyeing etc centers are hand-spinning. of industries and economy of the country, it is quite likely to importance of the economy to progress the basis of operation licenses issued during past years by carpets are bought and stored in Iran on the spotlight of tax administration achieve the annual exportation of one billion dollars by 2025.■ the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, the actualas capacity of our beloved Iran and everyone should be well as abroad. And failure to comand are forced to pay a value-added tax The woolenissystem, which going of extinct, production 120 million m2is . Some experts of this industry stepping up as much as he can. ply with quality standards will seriously that reduces their final profits. Second, can spin wool with a shorter length; how-

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DESIGNERS LOOK AHEAD TO NEXT YEAR AFTER FRUITFUL FOUR DAYS AT INDEX 2017

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esign minds from 108 different countries gathered at the Dubai World Trade Centre to meet, network and do business with more than 1,000 exhibitors from across the world at INDEX, workspace and Middle East Covering

The sun set on the INDEX Design Series forest after a four day showcase of the best in international and local design at the Middle East’s biggest interior design exhibition.

ing from former British Designer of the Year Bethan Gray, to Jazia Aldhanhani – CEO of Dubai Design & Fashion Council – and Lindsay Miller, Managing Director at Dubai Design District.

Industry figures from 108 different countries gathered at the Dubai World Trade Centre last month to meet, network and do business with more than 1,000 exhibitors from across the world.

Fashion-cum-interiors innovator Henry Holland featured too. He said of INDEX: “The show was super impressive. I really liked the theme for this year, Design for the Senses. The luxury pavilion was amazing so many different international designers and such an amazing array of design talents.

Set amongst a lush green environment, the show – held in tandem with workspace, the region’s premier office furniture gathering, and Middle East Covering, which unites the leading companies in surface design – also hosted a pool of influential Design Talks speakers, rang-

“This was the first time I’ve been to Dubai for four years and it has changed so much. The speed at which it’s dethe right products.” As an exhibitor, John Raymond – general manager of the project division at M.A.H.Y Khoory, used INDEX as a platform to meet the buyers he wants to invest in his kitchen range. He said: “INDEX is the place contractors and consultants come shopping for materials. That was very important for us in attending. We will return as we’ve found that a lot of the contacts we made have been very positive. There’s no one who came just to look into the stand – they were all serious buyers and business owners.” veloping and growing in both culture and architecture is really interesting. There’s such an amazing blank canvas here – it’s such an exciting place to be.” Paul Murphy attended INDEX in his role as design director with Drawlink Group. He explained: “We attend INDEX for a few reasons. We’re always looking for new sources for materials, ways to improve what we’re doing and to keep ourselves knowledgeable. People come to our offices regularly to show us products but to be here where they can express themselves in their own way is important and allows us to diversify our opinions and diversify our thought process. It’s an interesting show that allows people to express themselves and allows us to manage ourselves and find

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With more than one in every three exhibitors already confirming their attendance for INDEX 2018 – which takes place earlier in the year, March 26-29 – the four-day exhibition has been heralded as a success. Samantha Kane-Macdonald, event director at INDEX, said: “Our show this year had a genuine buzz throughout it – a real sense of beautiful, exciting, organic design coming to life. Many factors contributed to that sensation: our live interactive design features, the green theme, the quality of our Design Talks speakers and content, welcoming more high-end designers than ever before. It was a really special week and we can’t wait to get going for 2018.”

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